Andre Villas-Boas ‘agrees Marseille salary worth over £6m before tax’

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Andre Villas-Boas ‘agrees Marseille salary worth over £6m’ as former Tottenham and Chelsea manager closes in on new job in France

  • Andre Villas-Boas is poised to take over as manager of Marseille in France
  • The former Tottenham and Chelsea boss has reportedly agreed a £6.35m salary
  • He’s not had a managerial job since November 2017 after leaving Shanghai SIPG

Andre Villas-Boas has reportedly taken a step closer to completing his return to management by agreeing a contract with Marseille.

The former Tottenham and Chelsea boss has not had a managerial job since November 2017 after leaving Shanghai SIPG and he had been linked with Celtic.

But he now seems set to take the helm at the Stade Velodrome.

Andre Villas-Boas has been out of work since leaving Shanghai SIPG in November 2017

Andre Villas-Boas has been out of work since leaving Shanghai SIPG in November 2017

According to France Football, Villas-Boas and Marseille sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta have settled on a two-year deal worth £6.35million per season before tax.

France Football claim that the only detail left to be finalised is how many members of backroom staff Villas-Boas is allowed to bring with him.

The 41-year-old will earn slightly less than in his previous two roles. He was said to be on £7.5m per year at Zenit Saint Petersburg, before leaving in 2016, and more than £10.5m while in China with Shanghai.

Villas-Boas pictured (right) last year with wife Joana Maria Noronha de Ornelas Teixeira

Villas-Boas pictured (right) last year with wife Joana Maria Noronha de Ornelas Teixeira 

ANDRE VILLAS-BOAS CV

Academica: 2009-10

Porto: 2010-11

Chelsea: 2011-12

Tottenham: 2012-13

Zenit Saint Petersburg: 2014-16

Shanghai SIPG: 2016-17 

Marseille will play in the Europa League next season after finishing fifth in Ligue 1.

Villas-Boas won the Europa League as part of a Treble with Porto in 2011. Later that year he took charge at Chelsea where he lasted less than 12 months.

The following summer he moved to Spurs and stayed for one-and-a-half seasons before being sacked.

He did not win any silverware with Chelsea, Spurs or Shanghai, but helped Zenit lift the 2015 Russian Premier League and then the Russian Cup in 2016.

Marseille sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta pictured (left) at the Stade Velodrome last week

Marseille sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta pictured (left) at the Stade Velodrome last week

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