Former Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has launched a scathing attack on the club’s Daniel Levy-led board.
Villa-Boas, who also managed Chelsea, says he turned down Paris St-Germain only to see Spurs fail to build on the progress the club made in their first season under the former Porto boss.
And in explosive interview with Corriere dello Sport, as reported by Talksport, Villas-Boas pulled no punches in his assessment of his time at White Hart Lane.
“The first season was magnificent in all aspects. We had a ‘short’ squad in terms of depth, but a great spirit and so much will,” he said.
“We picked up the most points in Spurs’ history with an incredible Bale who played behind Adebayor where he was free to move, but also with Lennon and Walker who allowed us to have a good counter-attacking 4-4-2.
“I got an offer from Paris Saint-Germain, who wanted me, but I said no out of love for Tottenham. Maybe that was a mistake.
“In April, we started planning for the next season. I offered some names to buy and sell, but during the transfer window, the board didn’t listen and quickly destroyed everything we’d created.”