Portuguese is reportedly wanted at the Santiago Bernabeu .
Tottenham Hotspur head coach Andre Villas-Boas has rubbished reports suggesting that he will be leaving White Hart Lane at the end of the season to join La Liga champions Real Madrid, says the Guardian.
Real boss Jose Mourinho has been widely tipped to leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, after failing to keep the pace with runaway La Liga leaders Barcelona.
“The fact he (Mourinho) made it public that he is looking for an exit has ended up with a lot of speculation,” said Villas-Boas.
“It’s very flattering but I think at the moment everybody is being linked with the Real Madrid job, because there are now lots of coaches around.
“For me it is always an honour but I am completely focused. I have a contract, I was given an opportunity, and I was extremely grateful.
“It’s different. At the moment I am very, very focused on trying to get another year at one club, the same club!
“When everybody signs a contract you are expected to do it until the end.”
The Portuguese only arrived in north London last summer and is contracted to the club until May 30 2015, however, with speculation mounting that Mourinho will be departing the Santiago Bernabeu at the end of this campaign, Villas-Boas’s name has been heavily linked with the soon-to-be vacant post in the Spanish capital.
The 35-year-old used to work under his compatriot at FC Porto, Chelsea and then Inter Milan, before the pair reportedly fell out over Villas-Boas’s desire to become a trainer in his own right.
And, after the success that Villas-Boas enjoyed at the Dragao in the 2010-11 season, when he even surpassed the ‘Special One’s’ own domestic record in Portugal, as well as guiding Porto to that season’s Europa League, the young coach is now considered to be one of the brightest and most sought after in his profession, with AS Roma also believed to be after him.
However, Spurs fans will be relieved to hear the Portuguese commit his future to the London giants.