Agent rules Porto coach Andre Villas Boas out of running for Inter post

The agent of the highly-rated coach has quashed talk that his client could be set to take charge of Inter, despite reports from Italy
Andre Villas-Boas' agent has denied reports that his client could leave Porto this summer to take charge of Serie A giants, Inter.

The Coppa Italia winners are back in the market for a new coach after Leonardo departed the club earlier this week. The Brazilian spent six months in charge, taking over on an interim basis following the sacking of Rafa Benitez.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter has reportedly made Villas-Boas and Sinisa Mihajlovic its top targets after former Chile coach Marco Bielsa rebuffed the club's approach.

The 33-year-old Portuguese tactician is in high demand, following an historic treble in his first season in charge at Porto.

However, his agent, Carlos Goncalves has rejected the reports linking his client with the Italian club, telling Record: "This makes no sense."

The coach, who was part of Jose Mourinho's coaching staff when his compatriot was in charge of Inter, has a 15 million euro release clause in his contract which could deter potential suitors.

Villas-Boas' agent's comments appear to have left Mihajlovic in the driving seat for the role, after Inter president Massimo Moratti and head of technical staff Marco Branca reportedly met with Mihajlovic on Friday.

However, there have been varying reports on the outcome of the meeting. Sky Sport 24 and Gazzetta dello Sport both report that talks were unsuccessful with the Serbian tactician due to stay on at Fiorentina next season.

Corriere dello Sport on the other hand assert that Mihajlovic could be appointed as Inter coach as soon as Monday.

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