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Ex-Tottenham Boss Andre Villas-Boas Launches Scathing Attack On Chelsea Players

AVB bitter about lack of support at Stamford Bridge.

Former Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has hit out at a lack of support from his players during his time at Stamford Bridge that led to his departure from the club in 2012, the Daily Star reports.

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The Portuguese coach did not enjoy a good record in charge of the Blues, and was rumoured to have been unpopular in the dressing room, particularly with some of the club’s senior players.

Villas-Boas has now confirmed he had a poor relationship with former left-back Ashley Cole, and he believes in general he was not given enough support as he tried to do his job at Chelsea.

Now in charge of Russian giants Zenit Saint Petersburg, AVB followed up his poor spell at Chelsea with another slightly disappointing year-and-a-half as manager of Tottenham, though he is adamant that he was unfairly treated in his first job in the Premier League.

“Yes (I felt let down), and it was even public,” he said. “Ashley Cole even admitted it and, although it’s good that he’s come out with it now, it was unacceptable at the time.

“I made plenty of mistakes in England and maybe I was too aggressive with the press.”I wanted to defend my players and the club and, at the end, I looked around me and saw that I didn’t have anyone else with me. I was treated badly all the way through.”Tottenham transfer news news
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