Spurs manager Andre Villas Boas knows only too well that a Premier League manager could easily find themselves out of work before the end of the season.
We presume that’s why he used his post-match press conference after Spurs’ 0-0 draw with Lazio to suck-up to Uefa boss Michel Platini.
AVB launched his manifesto for a greater appreciation of the Europa League – Platini’s brainchild – among English clubs. So, if the Portuguese manager again finds himself out of work again, he could always take on some sort of ambassadorial role with Uefa.
He said: “I’m extremely happy for the effort that we put in. We’re in a competition where we are trying to change the way we look at it in this country, as difficult as it looks.”
Of course, since a Europa League victory is currently the number one achievement on AVB’s CV, he has good cause to campaign for the competition to be taken a bit more seriously.