Andre Villas-Boas is expected to be named new manager of Tottenham next week. The Daily Mail says Spurs are finalising a three-year deal for the 34-year-old, who could be revealed as Harry Redknapp's successor on July 1.

The former Chelsea boss has received positive feedback from the north London club, raising his expectation that he will be the next manager.

And despite his ill-fated spell at Stamford Bridge, where he was sacked after only eight months in charge, Villas-Boas is said to have impressed Tottenham's top officials with his vision for the club during last week's negotiations.

Barring any last-minute hitches, he will be installed as the new manager in the next few days.