AVB: Barca or Madrid a dream

Former Tottenham and Chelsea Coach Andre Villas-Boas has revealed he would love to take charge of Barcelona or Real Madrid.

Villas-Boas was sacked by Spurs in December and is considering his next step, targeting a return to management for next season.

But the Portuguese has said two of his dream jobs would be in La Liga, to either add to the prizes won by Madrid or build on what Pep Guardiola achieved at Barca.

“They are the best two clubs in the world,” Villas-Boas said.

“One has the most trophies and the other has set the bar in recent years. The legacy Guardiola left behind is incredible.

“For a young Coach like me, training either one would be a dream come true.

“I’d like to coach in other leagues, start over again and get to know different countries. I have already been in contact with various clubs and I will no doubt be coaching again in June, if not before.”

Villas-Boas worked with Gareth Bale before the Wales international departed for Santiago Bernabeu last summer and Villas-Boas has been impressed by Bale’s start in Spain.

“He is doing very well. He knows that this is one of the biggest challenges of his career,” Villas-Boas continued.

“Coming to Madrid was his decision, there were many offers but he had the necessary ambition to sign for the club with the most trophies.”

Villas-Boas also signed Spain international Roberto Soldado for Spurs from Valencia but the striker has struggled to adapt to the Premier League.

But Villas-Boas believes Soldado can regain his place in the Spain squad in time for the World Cup.

“Roberto hasn’t got it easy, but I hope he can go,” Villas-Boas added.

“He’s a great player and an even greater person but he hasn’t been picked for the last few matches.”

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