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AVB's First Interview

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Gutter Boy, 18 Jan 2014.

  1. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    He did an interview on Talksport last night. Very dignified as you'd expect. Some of it transcribed here:


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/fo...-Premier-League-return-Tottenham-sacking.html


    'There is no stability in England', claims Villas-Boas as he rules out Premier League return after Spurs sacking

    Andre Villas-Boas has ruled out an immediate return to the Premier League after being sacked by Tottenham in December.

    The Portuguese, who also had a brief and unsuccessful spell in charge of Chelsea during the 2011-12 season, believes his next job will almost certainly be in Europe after being removed from the Spurs hot-seat less than 18 months into his contract.

    When questioned whether he had ruled out taking another job in England next, Villas-Boas told talkSPORT's Kick Off show: 'Yeah, most likely, I think so.

    'I had some great professional experiences in England with two of the greatest clubs in the world and I enjoyed my time there, but in reality I couldn’t achieve the success I wanted and I feel I’m in another place right now.'

    WHAT MADE AVB ANGRY?

    'Don't insult my integrity, my human values, my professionalism': AVB's angry exchange with Sportsmail's Neil Ashton over his verdict on the Spurs boss... read our man's view on the row

    The 36-year-old had been linked with the recent vacancy at West Brom but he insists that he will not take another job until the new season, with the Premier League unlikely to be his next destination due to the pressure for instant success.

    Villas-Boas was angered by an opinion piece from Sportsmail's Neil Ashton, which questioned his achievements at Porto, shortly before he was sacked by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.

    The ex-Chelsea boss accused Ashton of 'attacking' and 'chasing him' during a press conference and he was also left unhappy after a column by Chief Sports Writer Martin Samuel.

    'England is a great country full of very open-minded people. But the reality is it [football] is a results driven business and you have to achieve that immediately because the world is about the next second,' he said.

    'Unfortunately in England we are losing that era we had with the likes of Arsene Wenger of giving stability to managers. It’s not just related to clubs, but also to society. What is new is what is best.

    'People expect change immediately and no time is given [to build] and when that is the case you can’t really judge people.'


    The former Porto boss recently spent time with Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich's winter training camp in Qatar and he is determined to earn himself a new role, but not until he's had a break from the game.

    Speaking to presenter Richard Keys, Villas-Boas added: 'I will stop until June. It’s the right time to refresh myself and for me and my staff to discuss the next step.

    It’s important to take the next step carefully and choose well. We have had some contact already and I’m sure something good will happen for us.

    'We have to look for a club with ambition to win trophies. I’m not too selective about what country [I work in next]. I’m open-minded to understanding what clubs want to achieve.'

    Villas-Boas might be an unpopular in some areas of London after his two Premier League stints but Spurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor does not hold a grudge against his former boss.

    The striker was dropped by Villas-Boas after an argument over the summer but has since worked his way into the plans of Tim Sherwood, repaying his new manager goals aplenty to keep Tottenham in the hunt for a place in the top four.

    Despite losing his place under Villas-Boas, Adebayor has no hard feelings towards the Portuguese.

    Speaking to Sky Sports' Geoff Shreeves, Adebayor said: 'I’m not here to judge anyone, he’s a great manager.

    'I just have to keep going, look forward and play my football. That’s what football’s about, people come and go, maybe tomorrow I'll be the one to leave Tottenham.

    'At the moment I’m here and I want to team to win. As for Andre I wish him the best of luck, and as human beings we all commit mistakes.

    'I have learnt from my mistake and I hope he learns from his mistake as well. I wish for him to be the best manager in 2014, from the bottom of my heart.

    'Everything happens for a reason. Maybe he thought I was no good any more, maybe he thought I looked sluggish in training, a bit tired. You cannot judge him, he tried his best for his team.

    'There is no way for one minute I think he does anything for the club to lose a game. I cannot say he has done anything for us to lose 6-0 to Emirates Marketing Project. So for me I think he has tried his best, if it doesn’t work his way, that’s football.

    'So hopefully the next one for him, will be a good one from him. I wish him the best of luck because he’s a great man.'
     
  2. africanspurs

    africanspurs Justin Edinburgh

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    You call that dignified?
    :ross:
    thats a standard compliment sandwhich

    did this come AFTER ade did his interview?
     
  3. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    The full interview was much better than this - the Mail being an anti-AVB/pro-Timmeh paper obviously didn't use any of the complimentary bits.

    It was just quite refreshing as pretty much every ex-manager ****s us off as a parting shot (exceptions being Ramos and I don't especially remember Jol doing).
     
  4. harr1984

    harr1984 Steffen Iversen

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    When did Harry Redknapp **** us off?
     
  5. Hashegotthesackyet?

    Hashegotthesackyet? Jose Dominguez

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    Harry did that when he was still in the job, the cheap ho.
     
  6. monkeybarry

    monkeybarry Chris Perry

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    Er, there is nothing untrue in that interview.
    The EPL is a short term focused circus.
     
  7. Jordinho

    Jordinho John Cameron Staff Member

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    As is every other top level league, Spanish and Italian ones much more so than the English IMO, though most clubs there don't allow the coach much freedom to buy and sell as he sees fit.
     
  8. monkeybarry

    monkeybarry Chris Perry

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    Outside of real Madrid, the medium, and especially the small, clubs in Spain seem to take a better view on stability imho.
    Same with Germany
     
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    monkeybarry Chris Perry

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    That said, I suspect both Chelsea and spurs saw avb as someone who would hit the ground running as his prior success would suggest
     
  10. metalgear

    metalgear Jack Jull

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    he did get us to a record points haul. achievement.
     
  11. Stenno

    Stenno Banned

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    No no no, haven't you heard? That was all Gareth Bale's doing, remember him? Our ex player-manager.
     
  12. Nigeyman

    Nigeyman Chris Armstrong

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    What do you think this is fking hide and seek
    :yawn:
     
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    Mumorn Vic Buckingham

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    you're right. that notion that it was all Bale really is boring.
     
  14. Stenno

    Stenno Banned

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    You're going to deny that the AVB haters don't use Bale's fantastic form (which the manager's tactics and utilisation allowed) as a crutch to diminish his success with us?

    In future could you please respond with at least a few paragraphs of reasoned debate, even a sentence? Or maybe you can't be bothered running a grammar/spell check today? :lol:
     
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    Nigeyman Chris Armstrong

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    What do you think this is fking hide and seek
    I think that AVB did very well on bringing out the best from Gareth...I think he deserves credit and to be criticised for how we fared last season....and I think the whole notion of defending AVB is now pointless and boring! the guy didnt work out...he has gone....what are you trying to achieve.....whats the point?

    In future can you please stop behaving like the forum police? asking ME to put more content down is great......that I think is the longest post I have seen from you. KD pointed out yesterday you need to stop getting so precious when others dont share your views.
     
  16. billyiddo

    billyiddo Garth Crooks Staff Member

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    i think that's something a lot of people would be wise to take on board, KD himself as well :lol:
     
  17. Stenno

    Stenno Banned

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    I will defend him because I dislike people who peddle agendas and revel in someone's misfortune. AVB is gone, I get that, but for his achievements to be diminished so vehemently and in such large numbers makes me ashamed to be a spurs fan. Why can't we acknowledge that he had success, even this season if we win away at Swansea we'll be on track to set our best points haul since the sixties. Despite the fact that AVB 'had to go' he still did so much right and to ignore it is absolute folly.

    KD enjoys pointing out my flaws. I'd call that policing in its own right. Look a bit harder, you'll see I don't just post one liners when I'm feeling 'precious' about my view point, I couldn't give a **** what others think a lot of the time, maybe I need to work on that.. I just wish there were a few more that gave kudos where they're due and not cheaply sink the boot in at every opportunity.
     
  18. screen nayim

    screen nayim John Gorman

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    That interview was a bit turgid.


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  19. Nigeyman

    Nigeyman Chris Armstrong

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    What do you think this is fking hide and seek
    If you have read my previous post's regarding AVB you should know I was gutted AVB didn't work out....I certainly have not wallowed in his misfortune....I just want our club to do well. AVB did well last season and deserves praise...however the 'negative spiral comment and damaging Fulham defeat can and should be levelled at him.

    Interesting that you have such noble intentions and dont wish people to put the boot in.....I admire that but dont admire the double standards I see when you are posting about our current head coach...this is a guy you cant give a chance too and I see no valid reasons othe than an irrational dislike for someone you dont know.

    play the game....you make a decent point regarding AVB but I have seen no kudos from you with recent results under sherwood and I know you will 'stick the boot in' at the first given opportunity.

    go figure.
     
  20. Stenno

    Stenno Banned

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    I haven't been critical of Sherwood tactically once, if you can find where I have I'll stand corrected.

    I plainly admit that some aspects of his method have been quite a relief to watch and a much needed injection of excitement. I have questions whether he can tighten it up in other areas, but the coming weeks will provide those answers.

    I also admit I have been negative about him as a person, that's because I don't like him being the face or figurehead of the club I support and love. I don't like the way he plays the media game, I don't like his snake like political dealings, I don't like the way he speaks in cliches and I don't like his weasel-like face. I may grow to get over that stuff, but something about him just doesn't rub with me. I openly admit that.
     

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