by ‘Ifreke Inyang
It does seem new Tottenham Hotspur coach, Andre Villas-Boas is not going about his new job quietly. The former Chelsea boss, is using every interview he gives to fire shots at his former employer, Roman Abramovich.
In the latest one, he has gone on to compare the Russian with Spurs chairman, Daniel Levy, insisting that Levy has more football knowledge.
“Since I met the chairman I’ve been impressed by the way he goes around his business,” Villas-Boas said in the Independent. “He’s a person who knows what he’s doing, he has football understanding and wants to build something.
“He is involved on a daily basis with his knowledge. That’s the main difference. The structures that surround Tottenham are extremely good. Everyone knows they have to play a part in any success and are not looking for scapegoats.
“It was never in my mind to get back so quickly. Is Tottenham a better fit for me? Put it this way: I think there is more a sense of belonging here. The club is full of tradition and this is what I have to admire.
“Chelsea has its tradition too, but it has changed dramatically since 2003 when the club was bought.”
Villas-Boas was emphatic and clear on what he hopes to achieve with the London club.
“This club has a reputation for the way they play. Okay you could never say they are the Barcelona of England but you can say there is a wonderful history regarding attractive football.
“I know there are responsibilities that come with this job and I will be the first to accept failure if that’s what happens.
“Obviously Harry left the club with great success and it’s understandable that to do better is what is demanded. Whether I can do that, we will see next May.”