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AVB suits Tottenham…but he has a challenge on his hands - Man Utd's Ferguson

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes that Andre Villas-Boas is well-suited to Tottenham but has warned him that he faces a bug challenge.

The Portuguese tactician replaced Harry Redknapp at White Hart Lane in the summer after his failed spell at Chelsea and although his game style goes hand-in-hand with the North London club, Fergie knows he has a lot of work to do to produce consistent results.

"He has a challenge," Ferguson told reporters. "He wasn't at Chelsea very long, but he came to our ground early last season and his team tried to play football.

"That's his philosophy and I think he's carrying that out at Tottenham as well. He suits Spurs. They've always had a history of playing good football. I think he'll carry on that way.

"I hope they do well because it's a difficult industry these days, particularly for a young manager.

"It must be very daunting and challenging to go to a big club. It's full of risk because it's a results industry."

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