Celtic fans were told yesterday to forget thinking about bringing André Villas Boas to Parkhead.

His agent came out and rubbished press claims that The Bhoys are sounding him out for the job.

However, Jean-Paul Lares has done a complete u-turn on the idea of AVB in Scotland.

Unfortunately, fans still shouldn’t get their hopes up about the former Chelsea manager coming.

André Villas Boas loves Scotland claims agent

Lares has slightly changed his tune over the past couple of days since the link was made.

André Villas Boas beat Celtic with Zenit St Petersburg. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)

Originally it was no chance, but some Celtic fans are believing his latest quote still leaves a chance.

He told the Scottish Sun: “Andre has the deepest affection for both Scotland and the Scottish people and the fondest memories of the time he spent there.

“But we have received no offers from Scottish clubs and no decision has been made on his future, so there’s no way a valid comment can be made on this subject.”


Only a few days ago Lares dismissed the idea entirely.

He said: “André will not be working in Scotland in the foreseeable future and will not be available for comment.”

André Villas Boas in familiar surroundings

Like the link with Roberto Martinez, AVB isn’t someone who isn’t familiar with the Scottish game.

André Villas Boas manages his Chelsea team at Ibrox. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

The Portuguese manager did his training on Scotland’s west coast in Largs and did sessions up and down the country.

Furthermore, he is familiar with the British football scene having managed in England for years.

He is arguably in a similar position to Brendan Rodgers when he arrived at Celtic.

Brendan Rodgers needed Celtic move for Leicester City job. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Both needed each other badly and it worked out well in the end for both parties.

Villas Boas will want his stock to be high to find another EPL job, while the Hoops fans want another top-dollar manager.

What have you got to lose, André?

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