Andre Villas-Boas has slammed Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy after he failed to deliver promises he made over transfers during his time at White Hart Lane.
The Portuguese boss was offered the managerial role at the north London club just a few months after he was sacked from his Chelsea job. In his debut season, the 37-year-old's side missed out on the Champions League spot by a point to local rivals Arsenal.
Villas-Boas saw star players like Rafael van der Vaart, Luka Modric and Gareth Bale leave Tottenham during his tenure. However, the former Spurs manager revealed that Levy failed to help him in bringing replacements and also admitted that the addition of technical director Franco Baldini only made things worse for him.
"Tottenham set points and victories record in my first season, and missed out on the Champions League by one point and had a great run in the Europa League," Goal.com quoted Villas-Boas as saying.
"In the second season, at the time I left we had more points than in the previous season. I ended up leaving by mutual agreement - it wasn't a sacking - because I gave full support to the football director Franco Baldini who meanwhile had other ambitions, meaning that I ended up with players that did not fit the profile I wanted."
"The chairman proposed a challenge to increase Tottenham's competitive level, but immediately Modric left and we didn't get any of the targets I had identified, such as Joao Moutinho, Willian, Oscar or Leandro Damiao."
"These were promises that were not kept. I had a group of players I had not chosen. In two years I lost Van der Vaart, Modric, Bale, and all the promises made were unfulfilled."
"In any event I don't look at my time at Tottenham as a negative experience. It was an experience I needed to have. I speak of Franco Baldini, who came from AS Roma and is now in a down position, exiting the club," he added.
After leaving Tottenham Villas-Boas took a break and is now managing Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg since March 2014.