Daily Talking Point Debate: Would Andre Villas-Boas Be a Worthy Barcelona Boss?

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Daily Talking Point Debate: Would Andre Villas-Boas Be a Worthy Barcelona Boss?
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Ex-Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas predictably sparked the media mill into life on Friday after commenting that it would be "dream" to manager either Barcelona or Real Madrid in the future.

The comments took on an extra edge amid growing reports from Spain that Barcelona are considering a managerial change in the summer, due to the inconsistent performance of the side under Gerardo Martino.

"Barcelona and Real Madrid are two of the best teams in the world," Villas-Boas told reporters (via the Daily Mail) on Thursday. "I am a young coach and it would be a dream to train either Madrid or Barcelona. 

'I would like to get to know other leagues and I have had offers from various teams. From around next June I am sure I will be managing again."

Villas-Boas' confidence that he will be employed again soon is interesting given the Barcelona rumours, but would he be a worthy appointment at the club?

The Portuguese is known to be admired by some of the most influential men in the game—Paris St Germain, for example, apparently tried to lure him away from Spurs last summer—yet his recent record at both Chelsea and Spurs does not necessarily inspire great confidence.

Then again, Barcelona hardly went by reputation and renown when they appointed Martino, suggesting it is other attributes they look for in their head coaches—while they might also believe that there were extenuating circumstances at Stamford Bridge and White Hart Lane that prevented Villas-Boas from replicating the great success he brought at Porto.

Should Villas-Boas be on Barcelona's shortlist of managers, then? Or does he need more experience, and a longer track record of success, before he can be considered for such a prestigious post?

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If he cant handle the pressure of being SPurs and Chelsea manager how will he EVER manage Barca? Klopp is much more realistic and who said Tata is lea...
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Man you guys. Tata is not leaving. If avb becomes barca manager I will turn in my cules membership. This man is worst then david moyes.
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