Villas-Boas has deservedly won many plaudits for the way he has kept Tottenham in the race for the Champions League despite a spate of injuries and the loss of Luka Modric, Rafael van der Vaart and Ledley King.
His work, it seems, has not gone unnoticed in Madrid, where nine-time European champions Real are on the look-out for a man to replace Villas-Boas' old mentor Jose Mourinho.
Although he is just 35-years-old, the idea that Villas-Boas could be on Madrid's shortlist seems perfectly plausible.
And, as any manager would, the Portuguese says he is honoured to hear of their apparent interest, although he understands it may just be pure speculation that has come about because Mourinho has made it clear he will leave the Bernabeu this summer.
"The fact he (Mourinho) made it public that he is looking for an exit has ended up with a lot of speculation," Villas-Boas said.
"It's very flattering but I think at the moment everybody is being linked with the Real Madrid job because there are now lots of coaches around."
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