Andre Villas-Boas
Andre Villas-Boas is set to take charge at Tottenham next week

Ex-Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has expressed his interest in taking charge as the new Tottenham Hotspur boss, according to Sky Sports.

The managerial position at White Hart Lane is now up for grabs after Harry Redknapp was shown the door on Thursday. The 65 year old left the club after nearly four years in charge and the bookmakers have since slashed the odds on Villas-Boas being appointed as the new Spurs manager.

The report says the Portuguese tactician, who was sacked from Stamford Bridge after just nine months in charge, has confirmed he would be open to a move to the north London club. However, there has been no official contact between Tottenham and Villas-Boas yet. The 34 year old was linked with a move to Liverpool before Brendan Rodgers was appointed.

Meanwhile, another reported managerial target for Spurs - Everton boss David Moyes - is jetting back from a holiday in the US to speak to the Merseyside club's chairman Bill Kenwright over leaving Goodison Park and moving to Tottenham, reports the Daily Star.

It is understood that discussions between Moyes and Kenwright will centre heavily around Spurs' impending approach. The 49 year old celebrated his 10th year in charge at Everton last season by guiding them to seventh position in the Premier League. However the manager is known to be unhappy at the lack of funds at his disposal for new signings.

Everton are even ready to offer Moyes a significant pay rise to see off interest from Tottenham, according to the Daily Mirror. Moyes has only a year remaining on his contract with the Toffees and the report says Kenwright is willing to make the Scot one of the highest-paid managers in Europe to keep him at Goodison Park. Moyes is already among the best-paid coaches in England and earns around £3.5mn a year.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is understood to be out of the country on other business until next week and will make an official approach for his targets upon his return. Other reported contenders for the post include Wigan's Roberto Martinez, former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez, Marseille's Didier Deschamps and France manager Laurent Blanc.