Villas-Boas: Mourinho rift not healed

Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas has admitted a rift with Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has still not healed.

The 34-year-old worked under Mourinho in his time at Porto, Chelsea and Inter but fell out when he left the Italian giants in 2009 to become a head Coach in his own right, a decision that has since led to a frosty relationship between the pair.

However, after this week’s announcement of a working relationship between Spurs and Madrid following Luka Modric’s signing of by the Spanish champions, it could mean the two may be forced to cross paths in the future.

“It’s a club co-operation. I was working for Jose for five years but we haven't spoken for quite some time,” Villas-Boas told a Press conference when asked about the new partnership agreement.

Questioned on whether he would be having any dialogue with Mourinho he was straight to the point.

“I haven’t got his number,” he replied.

The deal was announced on Monday and will see the sharing of ideas on a technical level together with commercial benefits, with Coaches from either club permitted to visit their counterparts.

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