Former Chelsea Boss Close To Being Named As New Marseille Manager

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Former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is close to making his return to management after agreeing a contract with Marseille.

Marseille Sporting Director Andoni Zubizarreta is reportedly impressed with AVB’s ability to work with young players and his style of play.

Villa-Boas has been out of work since November 2017 after leaving Chinese club Shanghai SIPG and he had been linked with Scottish club Celtic.

According to France Football, AVB has agreed a two year deal with Marseille worth €600k a month before tax. This is a considerable concession from AVB earned at Zenit (€8.5m a year) or at Shanghai SIPG (€12m).

The report claims that the only detail left to be finalised is how many members of backroom staff AVB is allowed to bring with him.

AVB won a treble with FC Porto in 2011, which also included the Europa League before he was appointed as Chelsea boss in the summer of 2011.

He didn’t last a full season at Chelsea before he was sacked and the following summer he moved to Spurs and stayed for one and a half seasons before being sacked.

Marseille will play in the Europa League next season after finishing fifth in Ligue 1 and AVB will hope to win the competition again.

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