Villas-Boas Link with PSG Would Leave Doubt over Gareth Bale's Tottenham Future

Ian RodgersWorld Football Staff WriterJune 12, 2013

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas congratulates Gareth Bale following their team's 2-1 victory  during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur at Britannia Stadium on May 12, 2013 in Stoke on Trent, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Paris Saint-Germain are considering a move for Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas to replace Carlo Ancelotti, according to a report by Roy Hayes of the Daily Telegraph.

The former Chelsea and Porto coach will be offered £10 million a year over a four-year deal, according to the report.

Villas-Boas guided Tottenham to the verge of Champions League qualification before missing out on the final day of the Premier League season to North London rivals Arsenal.

The 35-year-old was sacked by Chelsea in March 2012 after less than nine months in charge of the Stamford Bridge club.

However, Villas-Boas bounced back with a return to the English top flight when he was appointed as manager at White Hart Lane to replace Harry Redknapp in July last year.

Ancelotti asked to be released from his PSG contract, which has one year to run, last month, according to a report in The Guardian.

The former AC Milan coach took PSG to their first Ligue 1 title since 1994 with the help of star players such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Beckham, who joined the club in January on a short-term deal before retiring from the game at the end of the season.

However, the integral question for Tottenham supporters and the club will be how the loss of Villas-Boas would affect the future of star man Gareth Bale.

The Wales international has been strongly linked with Real Madrid, and Bernabeu president Florentino Perez has hinted that the 23-year-old would be worth breaking the world transfer record for, as Antony Kastrinakis of The Sun reported.

Bale is a big admirer of Villas-Boas' playing style at Tottenham and, in a recent interview with Spurs TV, he credited the Portuguese coach for improving his game during his season in charge at White Hart Lane, as David Kent of the Daily Mail reported.

He (Villas-Boas) has helped me in all aspects of my game.

In training we have been  working on things that I can do in games and in games he has given me the confidence to do what I want and do what I do best, which is a massive thing for a player.

Bale has also been linked with Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City, as John Cross of The Mirror reported recently.

But it is Real who have been openly courting the player with even Bernabeu legend Zinedine Zidane naming him as the best European player of the year in an April interview with Sky Sports.

Bale's future remains unclear, but the loss of Villas-Boas would be an enormous blow to hopes of keeping the mercurial Welshman at Tottenham.