Friday 24 November 2017

AVB seeks reds assurances

Andre Villas-Boas wants detailed information about the terms and demands of the Liverpool manager's job before committing to the club.

The Portuguese is emerging as a prime contender for the position vacated by the dismissal of Kenny Dalglish last week, with a meeting this week to involve him, his agent Carlos Goncalves and Liverpool's owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG).

While the representatives of Marseilles manager Didier Deschamps indicated yesterday that he has not been contacted as part of Fenway's approach to multiple contenders, Villas-Boas will not be rushed. After his traumatic nine-month experience at Chelsea, he will seek assurances about the new hierarchy FSG are putting in place and the resources available for what the Americans view as an entire restructuring after 18 months of ownership at Anfield.

The 34-year-old said yesterday: "I'm still choosing the right project and that decision will take the necessary time." On his former side's win in Munich, he added: "The biggest award is to win the Champions League. Congratulations to Di Matteo and the players."

He and Roberto Martinez would appear to be front-runners for the Liverpool job, though the Wigan manager is set to depart on holiday today. Villas-Boas has been interested in the position since the initial soundings, which were taken with Goncalves before Dalglish's dismissal. (© Independent News Service)

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