Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly approached former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas over the vacant manager’s role at White Hart Lane.
According to reports in the Guardian, Spurs chiefs have contacted the Portuguese following Harry Redknapp’s departure on Wednesday evening.
The former Spurs boss, who took control of the club in 2008 when they were bottom of the league, believes that his time was up way before the board’s decision to let him go.
Redknapp, who guided Tottenham to the Champions League for the first time in their history in 2010, managed to secure fourth place again last season, but was denied a spot in Europe’s elite competition following Chelsea’s dramatic final win over Bayern Munich.
The former West Ham and Portsmouth boss was quoted as saying: “We finished fourth and were unlucky at the end but I think the same outcome would have happened.
"It's always disappointing but that's football. The people who run the club have to make decisions that they think are right and that's their decision. I abide by it. I don't spend my life holding grudges, thinking about what could have been. We all move on."
Tottenham chief Daniel Levy has begun his search for a new manager by drawing up a short-list which reportedly includes Everton boss David Moyes, former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez and Villas-Boas, who is believed to be keen on a return to London.