Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has blamed former manager Andre Villas-Boas and ex-technical director Franco Baldini for wasting the money brought in from selling Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, reports the Daily Mirror.
Spurs brought in seven players with the money from the record breaking £85.3 million sale of the Welshman, with the players having mixed success at White Hart Lane. While Christian Eriksen and Nacer Chadli have added quality to the starting XI, Etienne Capoue, Vlad Chiriches, Roberto Soldado, Erik Lamela, and Paulinho have all been flops to varying degrees.
Levy presided over this splurge, but told the Tottenham Supporter’s Trust that he was not to blame and was just backing up his staff. This is in direct conflict with what AVB has said. The Portuguese claims that he did not get the players he wanted during his short lived tenure at the North London club.
Now Zenit St. Petersburg boss, he said: “The chairman proposed a challenge to increase Tottenham’s competitive level, but… we didn’t get any of the targets I had identified, such as João Moutinho, Willian, Oscar or Leandro Damião.
“These were promises that were not kept. I had a group of players I had not chosen. In two years I lost [Rafael] Van der Vaart, [Luka] Modric, Bale, and all the promises made were unfulfilled.”