Porto ace Joao Moutinho has branded Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas 'one of the best coaches in Europe' amid speculation Spurs could revive their interest in the midfielder in January.
Villas-Boas confirmed earlier this month a deal to bring Moutinho to White Hart Lane this summer collapsed on transfer deadline day, despite a £22million fee being agreed.
Reports suggest the North Londoners could resume their pursuit of the Portugual international in the winter transfer window and while the 25-year-old says he is focused on Porto, he admits he is an admirer of Tottenham's manager.
He was quoted as saying in the Daily Mirror: "Tottenham is not in my head now, although I was flattered by the interest, especially by the coach. Andre Villas-Boas is one of the best coaches in Europe today.
"The transfer window is closed but now I am focused on Porto and prefer not to talk about something which may or may not happen.
"Porto is a club which offers maximum stability to help me show my best level.
"I cannot talk about anything else until that changes."