Jan 162013
 

Current Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has finally admitted that Chelsea had to sack him for a change in results.

AVB was sacked after only 8 months in charge, despite Roman Abramovich paying Porto €15Million to break his contract and getting the Ex-Porto manager to sign a five-year deal.

The Portuguese manager tried to shuffle the experienced players around too much, which caused conflict in the dressing room. He lost the respect of club captain John Terry along with Chelsea favourites Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard, leaving Roman Abramovich no choice but to relieve him of his duties.

Jan 102013
 

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.

Dec 072012
 

Current Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has complained about UEFA regulations that “reward” clubs “failure” in the Champions League group stages, specifically Chelsea’s inclusion in the Europa League round-of-32.

Andre Villas-Boas has claimed his former club Chelsea should not be rewarded for Champions League failure by playing in the Europa League.

But the ex-Stamford Bridge boss now wants his Tottenham side to meet Rafa Benitez’s Blues in Europe’s second-tier competition after Christmas.

“Sometimes it’s destiny,” he said.

Tottenham reached the last 32 of the Europa League with a 3-1 win over Greek side Panathinaikos on Thursday – their fourth straight victory in all competitions.