For a lot of Tottenham fans, Andre Villas-Boas time at the club wasn’t all bad. The Portuguese gaffer, in his first season, recorded the club’s ever highest Premier League points tally up to the point, although that’s since been smashed by Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham. However, AVB has come out and blamed the Tottenham board for his failures, and the fans have been quick to slate him.
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) November 17, 2018
The Villas-Boas days feel like a lifetime ago at Tottenham. However, that season with Gareth Bale on top form was all under the ex-Chelsea man. There’s still controversy over the summer window that followed after that season, in which Bale was sold and seven new players were brought in. The ex-manager has claimed that he gave a list of names to the club and was ignored before they went ahead and signed over half a dozen players and ‘destroyed everything’.
If you were to give The Lilywhites the option, there’s no way any of them would swap Pochettino for Villas-Boas, but that’s not to say that at the time, AVB wasn’t going a good job. The squad under the Portuguese tactician was thin and lacked real depth, but that’s no excuse. Eventually, AVB was sacked after a 5-0 home thrashing at the hands of Liverpool and from there the job went to Tim Sherwood before Pochettino, it’s been a waiting game for Tottenham, but they’re finally getting there.
You can read The Lilywhites’ verdict on AVB’s comments here:
To be fair he was ok. But the job Poch has done (with the same board) just goes to show the different level Poch operates on.
— Andrew Elliott (Bobson D) (@Acelliott79) November 17, 2018
Nobody cares mate, leave us and our current success alone pic.twitter.com/T1Vra46nYO
— Bermuda Spurs (@Spurs_BDA) November 17, 2018
Useless manager baled out of every game
— Robert Smith (@RobertSmithy) November 17, 2018
That’s Avb’s mantra, always someone else’s fault
— Tottenham Army (@tottenhamarmy01) November 17, 2018
— Enter the VAR (@thedarkpav) November 17, 2018
Is he bitter or does he have point
— Marc Butcher (@marcb3381) November 17, 2018
AVB wasted 100m bar Eriksen and lamela is now starting to show some quality to be fair. Bale paved over the cracks that were slowly forming
— Rob Wells (@wellzeee87) November 17, 2018
This bloke still chuntering on. Give it a rest.
— Skins (@skinsTHFC) November 17, 2018
Why is he still clinging on, your boring mate
— Mark Brownfield (@MarkBrownfield) 17 November 2018
Tottenham fans have moved on from Villas-Boas and it’s about time that he moves on from his time at Tottenham.
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