Complex training! Spurs left waiting on new practice facilities for pre-season
Andre Villas-Boas will relocate to Harry Redknapp's old office in Chigwell as he makes plans for getting Spurs back into the Champions League
Andre Villas-Boas must wait to move into his new Tottenham office because of the delayed opening of the club’s state-of-the-art training ground.
But that will not stop Villas-Boas starting work on the masterplan that landed him the Spurs job, including a list of the world’s most promising young talents, containing the names of Brazilian wonderkids Oscar and Ganso.
Spurs had hoped to switch to their £45m Bull Cross training complex in Enfield for pre-season training.
But they will have to go back to their old Chigwell base until the new training ground is ready.
That means Villas-Boas, confirmed as manager this week, will have to temporarily move into the old office vacated by his predecessor Harry Redknapp.
Spurs insist there have been no hitches to the new training ground, but there are still finishing touches to be made. They remain confident Villas-Boas and the players will be able to move in before the start of the new Premier League season on August 18.
Following a site inspection today, we have decided that the main move to the new Training Centre will take place during the international break in September. Inclement weather for the past three months, whilst perfect for the pitches, has resulted in rescheduled public infrastructure works, utility supplies and final surface finishes around the Training Centre.
Nothing special. Just driving past so thought i'd take a pic of our training ground entrance.
I did ask the security if we could have a look around but obviously he said no
But he did say they will be having open days if you would like to bring your kids down etc etc.