Newcastle boss Pardew: AVB convinced me about Europa League

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew admits he's now chasing Europa League glory after previously questioning the competition. Pardew says Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas changed his mind.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew admits he's now chasing Europa League glory after previously questioning the competition.

Pardew says Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas changed his mind.

“I was with Andre Villas-Boas on Monday and said to him ‘I’m really not sure about this competition’. But he said, ‘Trust me, you’ll love it if you win it’.

“He did so he knows what he’s talking about."

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