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Molby: Villas Boas has not learned lessons from Chelsea

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By Adam Mazrani

Tuesday 11 September 2012

Ex-Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby has voiced his fears that Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas is embarking on the same route of destruction that ended in his dismissal at Chelsea last season. Villas-Boas, who replaced Harry Redknapp as Spurs manager in the summer, has come under pressure after a difficult start to the season that has seen a rebuild of an already talented squad and sales of the likes of Luka Modric and Rafael van der Vaart.

The pressure has increased on Villas-Boas with his handling of new signing Hugo Lloris, who he announced would not be replacing veteran 41 year old Brad Friedel as the club’s No. 1 goalkeeper.

Writing for Eurosport, Molby offered that the Lloris case proved that Villas-Boas was in danger of repeating the poor man-management skills that destabilised him at Chelsea. “I don’t think I have ever heard of a situation where a player has been discontent so quickly after signing,” Molby said. “I’m sure there are cases where a player has joined a club and realised it is not what they wanted, but this is a whole different scenario: he is unhappy because of some comments his manager has made and he hasn’t even put on a Spurs shirt yet.

Molby continued: “History is repeating itself at Tottenham now: he is changing the squad very quickly and trying to impose his own brand of football, but possibly at the cost of team harmony. The difference between him and his former mentor Jose Mourinho is that Mourinho immediately gets the players onside and makes them feel part of the group. Villas-Boas leaves players hanging and leaves it up to them to forge relationships.

ottenham have yet to win under Villas-Boas this season. Their new-look squad travel to Reading in search of their first Premier League victory after the international break.

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By Len on 11 September 2012 at 15:30

You alright Tony? Need some tissues to dry your eyes? Spurs should have bought Buckland not this French drama queen

By TonyGalvinsSocks on 11 September 2012 at 14:49

To Paraphrase the Kinkster ,"Opinions are like Assholes, everyone's got one One"! Danish on a Plane, Fook!

By AVB Lol on 11 September 2012 at 13:17

Poor you, someone who I imagine knows a lot more than any of you about football due to his contacts has said something about your goalie and you are all defensive now. Buying Lloris was a pathetic move, you are not yet a good enough team to use these players. At Man Utd he would sit on the bench but at Spurs not being automatic no 1 (which I think is fair as Friedal has done nothing wrong) is not an option. He will play as no 1, your players will realise that it's not how well you play that gets you in the team and then your new parent club (Madrid) will buy him if he is any good

By OnlySpurs on 11 September 2012 at 12:46

It's amazing to see that so many people know exactly what is being said between AVB and his players. How the hell would Molby know what's going on at Tottenham...it's obvious he believes the crap written by crap journos in the Sun or Mail and wants to boost his own long-lost identity by jumping on the bandwagon. "Villas-Boas leaves players hanging and leaves it up to them to forge relationships.” How the hell would he know that? Get lost Molby you has-been! COYS!!

By Scott on 11 September 2012 at 12:44

can anyone give us direct quotes from Hugo Lloris saying that he is not happy at Spurs? didnt think so. Molby, quit stuffing pies in your fat scouse face and do something productive, no one asked for, or cares for your dimwitted, generic opinion.

By Steve on 11 September 2012 at 12:07

Oh please do be quiet fatty Molby, your career ended 30 years ago and you have done nothing since. Why are you worried about Spurs anyway ? Please do one back to Scouse land, you deserve each other





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