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Andre Villas-Boas reveals Daniel Levy ‘needed to promote him’ to PSG for £15m

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Andre Villas-Boas has mentioned how Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy needed Paris Saint-Germain to pay his £15m buyout clause in 2013.

The Portuguese tactician joined Spurs in 2012 after his notorious appointment as Chelsea boss led to bitter trend, when he was named the membership’s head coach at simply 33 years of age the 12 months prior for a then-world file price.

Following a profitable first season in cost at Tottenham the place he guided the membership to their highest ever Premier League factors tally on the time, issues unravelled once more for Villas-Boas after the sale of Gareth Bale, opening up on his exit from the membership in a brand new interview.

Talking on his time in English soccer with The Telegraph, Villas-Boas defined why Levy was eager to see him depart.

“The PSG supply was on the desk. Yeah, Daniel needed to promote me for £15m,” he stated.

“PSG clearly didn’t wish to pay £15m and there have been lots of issues that weren’t proper with Paris Saint-Germain, significantly on their strategy. I made a decision to remain, for my love of Tottenham.

“I feel Tottenham had been ready for me to go and that’s it. That was the stepping stone for the start of a nasty relationship for that [second] season.”

Villas-Boas left ‘by mutual consent’ in December 2013 following a tough begin to his second season in cost and returned to administration in March 2014 with Zenit. He is since managed in China and France, whereas additionally embarking on charitable work initiatives.

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