Tottenham boss Villas-Boas: I owe it all to Sir Bobby

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has paid tribute to the late Sir Bobby Robson.

Villas-Boas might manage a team from North London rather than the North East, but he first came into contact with Newcastle United legend when the pair lived next door to each other in Porto.

“Sir Bobby is one of the great managers of the game and without him I probably would not be where I am now,” said the Tottenham boss.

“He offered me a unique opportunity to get involved in football, taking me under his wing when I was still a teenager. His enthusiasm and passion for management certainly rubbed off on me.”

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