Former Tottenham head coach Andre Villas-Boas has called the club’s chairman Daniel Levy “an expert in sacking managers.”
Villas-Boas became Levy’s eighth permanent Spurs boss when he succeeded Harry Redknapp but he was sacked in December 2013, after 17 months in charge, despite having achieved what was the club’s highest Premier League points total.
His dismissal came after Spurs had sold Gareth Bale for a then-world record £85.5 million to Real Madrid and spent over £100m on seven players, while the Portuguese has previously accused Levy of breaking promises over new signings.
Speaking at the ASPIRE4SPORT and the Aspire Academy Global Summit on Football Performance & Science in Amsterdam this week, Villas-Boas said: “Daniel Levy is an expert in sacking managers. There’s no time for long-term projects in the Premier League.”
Levy has sacked seven bosses, including Villas-Boas, with Mauricio Pochettino being the first to receive a contract extension from the chairman after agreeing a new five-year deal in May.
Villas-Boas is currently out of work, having left Zenit St Petersburg in May after winning the Russian Premier League and Russian Cup in two seasons and turning down a contract extension.