'He wanted to sell me': Former Tottenham boss makes sensational Daniel Levy claim

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Tottenham Hotspur president  Daniel Levy connected  22 May, 2022
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Former Tottenham (opens successful caller tab) caput manager Andre Villas-Boas has claimed that president Daniel Levy arsenic keen to offload him to PSG (opens successful caller tab) successful 2013.

The Portuguese took implicit astatine White Hart Lane successful July 2012, having been sacked by Chelsea (opens successful caller tab) 5 months previously. He yet near Spurs successful December 2013, but it seems that efforts were made to portion ways sooner.

In an interrogation with The Telegraph, Villas-Boas explained however Levy urged PSG to bargain retired his contract. He said (opens successful caller tab):

"The PSG connection was connected the table. Yeah, Daniel [Levy] wanted to merchantability maine for £15m. PSG evidently didn't privation to wage £15m and determination were a batch of things that weren't close with [PSG], peculiarly connected their approach. I decided to stay, for my emotion of Tottenham."

Andre Villas-Boas during his clip  arsenic  caput  manager  of Tottenham Hotspur

Villas-Boas led Spurs to a fifth-placed Premier League decorativeness successful his lone afloat play successful complaint (Image credit: Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

But the concern precipitated a souring of Villas-Boas' narration with Spurs. The 44-year-old continued:

"I deliberation Tottenham were waiting for maine to spell and that's it. That was the stepping chromatic for the opening of a atrocious narration for that play [2013/14]."

After leaving Spurs, Villas-Boas went connected to manager Zenit Saint Petersburg, Shanghai SIPG and Marseille (opens successful caller tab) – with the second dismissing him successful February 2021 aft helium publically criticised the committee implicit transfers (opens successful caller tab).

But helium was soon backmost successful sport, making his World Rally Championship debut successful the WRC3 people astatine the Rally de Portugal (opens successful caller tab).

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Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo successful April 2019 and has besides written for The Analyst and When Saturday Comes, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a brushed spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, helium has been known to ticker shot with a spreadsheet (or several) open...