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23 Sep 2012 08:12:00

AVB would welcome technical chief

Andre Villas-Boas has given his full support to the idea of a technical director being employed at Tottenham. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is determined to overhaul the management structure at White Hart Lane this season after sacking Harry Redknapp in the summer. Redknapp was against the idea of having a technical director above him, but Villas-Boas is familiar with the concept and would be happy to feed off the advice of a more experienced person from the world of football. "I have worked with one at Porto and Academica and had no issues with that and I certainly promote that," Villas-Boas said. "In the end, the structure that surrounds the football club is down to the chairman. "I certainly think he is looking to further evolve in terms of the structure that surrounds the club." Roma's Italian general manager Franco Baldini has been heavily linked with a move to White Hart Lane, in a capacity which has yet to become clear. Villas-Boas refused to name any candidates he would like to have on board, and insists any decision will rest with Levy. "It is not up to me to decide, it's up to the chairman," the 34-year-old said. "There are discussions and talks but in the end it is a club decision." Villas-Boas' team welcome QPR to White Hart Lane on Sunday as the Portuguese manager looks to register his first home win at the fourth time of asking. Although the team's fortunes are looking up after a 3-1 win over Reading and a creditable 0-0 draw against Lazio, another failure at home could dent the confidence of the fans, particularly given that Tottenham travel to Manchester United next weekend. At this stage last season Tottenham had just embarked on a 13-match unbeaten run that propelled them to near the top of the Barclays Premier League. Villas-Boas wants supporters to be patient if results do not go perfectly in the coming weeks, citing the fact that player sales and injuries mean he is effectively starting from scratch this term. "If you reflect at this moment, we have Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Younes Kaboul, Scott Parker, Luka Modric, Emmanuel Adebayor, and Rafael van der Vaart all out of this team, so this team has nothing to do with last year's team," he said. "It is about getting acquainted with each other now. "We have a lot of the ball and we try to create the most amount of chances that we have and try to evolve from game to game until every player knows each other a little bit better based on the changes that were made in the past." Villas-Boas has no doubt QPR will not be involved in another relegation scrap come the end of the season. QPR manager Mark Hughes and his predecessor Neil Warnock both spent large amounts of cash at Loftus Road last season, but the team only avoided relegation from the Premier League by one point after a frenetic final week of the season. Hughes has gone on a lavish spending spree this summer, signing 10 players - some of them top-draw additions like Julio Cesar and Esteban Granero. With the club having garnered just two points from their opening four games, the early signs are not good for the R's, but Villas-Boas thinks it is only a matter of time before the new signings settle in and lead the team up the table. "At the moment, QPR's position in the table does not reflect the team that they can be or where they can finish in the league," Villas-Boas said. "This is a team who have brought in tremendous players in the summer window. "They brought in very important players from all over the world, players who are European champions, players who have had success at international level. "They will virtually bring another level to the Premier League so it will be a very difficult game on Sunday and we have to be careful."


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