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PADCAST: Champions League is the minimum for AVB

by Josh Powell | July 7, 2012

AVB: Is he only as good as his last job?

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‘Finishing fourth is a huge ask for Spurs and Daniel Levy has made it absolutely clear that Champions League qualification is the minimum or you get sacked’, says David Hytner.

Football correspondent for the Guardian David Hytner joins the Padcast this week as London is hit by two massive announcements.

Firstly Andre Villas-Boas makes his dramatic return to the capital as ‘Head Coach’ of Spurs after his disastrous eight-month reign at Chelsea. Then Robin Van Persie declares that he won’t be signing a new contract at Arsenal, surely opening the door for Manchester City to swoop?

David Hytner explains what the feeling is in North London as fans of both clubs react to the news.

‘There’s a lot of people out there that don’t want Andre Villas-Boas to succeed and given the expectations that he’s going to run into it’s a hell of a job that he’s got on his hands’.

Can AVB mould Tottenham into a top-four team or is he destined for another Premier League flop? The Padcast gets stuck in to whether the 34-year-old really is just as good as his last job.

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