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VILLAS-BOAS IN HOOPS U-TURN

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FORMER Chelsea and Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas is still being linked with Celtic, despite claims yesterday the Portuguese coach would not be coming to Scotland.

However, in a remarkable turnaround, the manager’s representative has now refused to rule out the possibility of AVB taking over as full-time successor to Brendan Rodgers.

Neil Lennon took charge of the team in an interim capacity when he answered February’s SOS following the swift exit of the former Liverpool and Swansea gaffer to Leicester City.

The ex-Hoops boss is currently preparing his players for Sunday’s crucial Scottish Cup semi-final against Aberdeen at Hampden while the guessing game continues.

AVB remains one of the bookies favourite for the Parkhead post with Belgium’s international supremo Roberto Martinez dropping out of the list of candidates yesterday.

His agent, speaking to the Sun, said: “Andre has the deepest affection for both Scotland and the Scottish people and the fondest memories of the time he spent there.

“But we have received no offers from Scottish clubs and no decision has been made on his future, so there’s no way a valid comment can be made on this subject.”

 

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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