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Sacked Spurs boss AVB in frame for Barcelona job

Sacked Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is being linked with Tata Martino's job at Barcelona. Martino is under pressure at Barca after their 3-1 drubbing away to Real Sociedad in the summer.

Sport says ex-Porto, Chelsea and Spurs coach Villas-Boas is one of five candidates to replace the Argentine should he be sacked in the summer.

The Portuguese manager, 36, is one of three "continuity" options, alongside current Celta Vigo coach and former Barcelona star Luis Enrique and Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde.

There are also two "disruptive" options said to be on the table - managers who will come in and shape the playing style, rather than merely adhering to the club's philosophy.

They are the current Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone and Borussia Dortmund's Jurgen Klopp.

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