Ex-Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has started the mind games early in the battle for third place, with the Portuguese manager claiming Chelsea have no long-term plans.
The Spurs boss was sacked after only 9 months into a 5 year deal, in which he had been promised time to build his own team to fit his fluent and attacking style of play.
The manager was subject to speculation that he had lost the confidence and control of his team, with the term player-power being blamed for his departure.
“There are no plans at Chelsea,” AVB is quoted as saying in The Sun. “It’s results that rule. There are times in football when it’s easier to replace the coach, but when you embrace a project you believe in people.
“There was a commitment from Abramovich and his word was given, yet there was a premature departure.”
He appears to be having a much better time with things at London rival’s Tottenham Hotspur, who currently sit in 3rd place, above Chelsea having played a game more.
On Spurs, Villas-Boas added: “We’re achieving what we’ve been asked to achieve, we’re still in the Europa League and third in the Premier League.”
This is sour grapes to say the least. He was the manager, and he failed to prove to the team that he was the boss. If the players cant respect you then why should we? You failed at Chelsea, and was lucky to be given another chance. I think AVB should concentrate on his own job…