Villas-Boas highlights that it is inappropriate to speak of Tito’s successor just yet.
Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas has responded to speculation over the managerial vacancy at Barcelona after the departure of Tito Vilanova.
Vilanova has stepped down from the position the 44-year-old held for 12 months due to a resurgence of health issues.
The Spaniard was forced to spend a prolonged period of time away from the Nou Camp last season after being diagnosed with cancer and whilst the manager was treated and went into remission, Vilanova has decided it is too much to continue coaching the La Liga champions as well as battling the illness.
The Barca boss resigned from his position on Friday and since then rumours have been rife about who will take over in Catalonia, with Villas-Boas one of the favourites.
However, the 35-year-old has given his opinion on the talk in the media.
“It’s a difficult situation,” the Spurs manager told Sky Sports News.
“At this time, all my wishes are with Tito. If he has to resign over illness, it’s not the time to speak about speculation.
“We’re speaking about a person’s health, it’s not even a question.”
Although AVB has a good point it is unlikely that speculation will stop over the future at the Spanish giants and Barca themselves need to appoint someone as soon as they can.
The Portuguese coach has rebuilt his reputation at White Hart Lane, after being unceremoniously sacked by Chelsea in March 2012 before taking over at Spurs the following summer.
Since guiding Tottenham to fifth in the Premier League and the club’s highest points tally ever in the competition, Villas-Boas has been linked with several top jobs but as yet seems content to stay in north London.