Villas-Boas slams Abramovich’s lack of patience

Tottenham boss Andre Villas Boas has slammed Roman Abramovich’s lack of patience and criticised his decision to sack him from his role as Chelsea manager.

The Portuguese coach came to Stamford Bridge with high expectations, but was dismissed after less than a year in charge.

The now Spurs trainer has stated that the Russian owner should have given him more time to prove himself.

“I told him (Abramovich) that for me it was him quitting on me when he had been so much involved in the beginning in bringing me in,” The Daily Mail quote Villas Boas as saying.

“He was the one also who was not putting up to the things he promised. It is all very well that you cut the project short, Chelsea go on to win two trophies and people say how wonderful the squad were, but at the beginning nobody believed in that squad when we put them together.

“The decision to cut it short was not mine and for Chelsea to have won the Champions League and to have won the FA Cup was because we were still in those competitions.

“I had the opportunity to win them cut short and I had the opportunity to qualify for the Champions League cut short when I was just three points off the fourth position in the table.

“This is what I recall from the day when I was sacked. The fact that people quit on me, I have nothing to say any more,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight