Andre Villas-Boas
Andre Villas-Boas wasn't the right man for the Tottenham job in the first place, Jamie Redknapp claims.Reuters

Jamie Redknapp has hit out at Andre Villas-Boas over his appointment as Tottenham Hotspur manager with the former Spurs man claiming he was lucky to inherit such a good quality squad and failed to build on it.

When Villas-Boas moved to White Hart Lane in 2012, replacing Redknapp's father Harry in the dugout, he had players such as Rafael van der Vaart, Luka Modric and Gareth Bale at his disposal.

All three have now left for seemingly greener pastures and although the manager signed seven players in the most recent summer they are yet to gel and have suffered several heavy defeats so far this season.

Spurs are currently just five points off a top-four spot and it's believed that Villas-Boas wanted to leave the club as he felt Tottenham didn't have enough faith in his abilities as manager. But Redknapp believes that with the squad and history of success he inherited the Portuguese tactician has well and truly proven he's not Premier League managerial material.

He told Sky Sports News: "After the job he did at Chelsea he was incredibly lucky to get that job in the first place.

"He had a nightmare at Chelsea and then they went and won the Champions League without him, but he finds himself as the manager of Tottenham with a squad of Modric, Bale and players like that.

"Last year he did well with the previous manager's team, but now he's had his chance to do it, it hasn't worked out for him.

"When you get beat 5-0 at home it's a bit of a tell-tale sign. It's not something Tottenham fans are accustomed to and I feel sorry to a certain extent for the fans.

"Having seen the team that was built - you look at Gareth Bale on the wing - and you've ended up with players who aren't in the same league."

Villas-Boas smashed the club's transfer record a number of times over the summer of 2013 in order to try and replace Gareth Bale.

But his most expensive players, including the likes of Roberto Soldado, Erik Lamela and Paulinho, are yet to show their worth for the team and their 5-0 loss at home to Liverpool at the weekend seemed to expose just how far they have to go before the north London side can challenge for silverware.