Andre Villas-Boas delighted to keep Michael Dawson

AVB delighted to keep Dawson
© PA Photos
Andre Villas-Boas says that he is pleased he did not sell Michael Dawson from Tottenham Hotspur at the start of the season.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas is delighted that his side managed to keep hold of defender Michael Dawson.

The centre-back was strongly linked with a move to Queens Park Rangers in the summer, and turned down a move to the Hoops after Spurs had accepted a £9m bid.

The 29-year-old has since won back a place in the starting lineup, which has delighted his boss.

When asked if he had made a mistake in trying to sell Dawson, Villas-Boas said: "Yes. I think we appreciate the fact we were able to hang on to him.

"We ended up being on the better side by the fact he agreed to stay with us. We were lucky in that sense."

Spurs host Lyon in the Europa League on Thursday.

Tottenham Hotspur's Andre Villas-Boas on the touchline during the FA Cup fourth round tie against Leeds on Janaury 27, 2013
Read Next:
Team News: AVB makes five changes
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account