Last Updated: Sat, 17 Aug 2013 12:01
Tottenham boss Andre Villas has revealed how he turned down advances this summer from Paris St Germain and Real Madrid.
Both clubs were interested in appointing Villas-Boas to succeed Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho respectively, but he instead decided to stay at White Hart Lane to manage a club for a second season for the first time in his career.
The Portuguese coach is determined to repay Spurs chairman Daniel Levy's faith after he gave him the chance to rebuild his career following an ill-fated 256-day stint in charge of Chelsea.
Villas-Boas previously managed Porto for just one season, while his first spell in the dugout in club football at Academica de Coimbra saw him remain for only eight months.
The 35-year-old is convinced Spurs are on the verge of achieving something big and wants to see through what he started last season, despite missing out on Champions League football.
Villas-Boas ahead of Sunday's opening Premier League game against Crystal Palace: "(I turned the offers down) because this is my first opportunity to start a second year in the same club.
"I think that can give me an advantage and it is something I want to try.
"I have been very welcomed, I have an excellent group of players, and the conditions and structures we have at Tottenham are fantastic.
"I have great respect for the club and for (chairman) Daniel (Levy) and these are the reasons the couple of clubs that came knocking I told them that I wasn't interested."
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