Tottenham Hotspur have had some bright young managers in recent years under the stewardship of Daniel Levy, who is clearly now looking towards the long-term.
Mauricio Pochettino is widely considered to be not only one of the best young gaffers out there, but one of the top tacticians in general.
Before Poch, Levy put his faith in Tim Sherwood after his exploits with the youth teams at Spurs. And just before Sherwood came a certain Mr AVB.
Andre Villas-Boas was regarded as one of the best up-and-coming managers when Spurs appointed him, handing him another chance after his Chelsea failures.
However, yet again it was not to be for AVB in London, but that’s not to say he did not bring success to the capital, most notably in the form of Gareth Bale.
The Portuguese manager has now come out and accused the British media of tarnishing his name while he was at Tottenham. It sounds as if this only piled on the stress for the gaffer.
AVB told RMC Sport: “The thing is that, sometimes, in England, people sold an image of me that’s got nothing to do with me.
“They portrayed me as arrogant, distant.
“When I first arrived at Tottenham, we won a few games at the start. Things go well and I win Manager of the Month.
“Then a newspaper says, ‘Andre has changed so much that now he’s in Harrods at 2pm. He’s not obsessed with work’. It was my day off! I was there on my day off.
“The journalist who wrote that saw me there by chance. It’s just incredible.”
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