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'Incredible', 'shocking if true': Some Spurs fans react to what they've heard from Andre Villas-Boas

Spurs fans have taken to Twitter to give their thoughts on Andre Villas-Boas’ criticism of Daniel Levy.

Sections of the Tottenham fanbase have been slating the chairman for some time now.

From the ill-fated decision to apply for the European Super League to the team’s stagnation in the past few years, criticism of Levy has never been far away recently.

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Now, former Tottenham manager Villas-Boas has spoken out about the Spurs chairman.

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Levy allegedly encouraged the Portuguese to leave the club after just a solitary season.

In an interview with The Athletic, Villas-Boas said: “In the year when I reached an agreement to leave Tottenham, we started with a disagreement.

“I understood Tottenham wanted me to go to Paris. I had an offer from Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the (2012-13) season.

“But I said, ‘No’. My clause for leaving Tottenham, which (chairman Daniel) Levy was negotiating with Paris, was £15million.

“Chelsea had paid €15million for me and in Tottenham it was £15million. And Levy was of course negotiating this.”

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“Bad, bad animosity”

Villas-Boas was in charge in North London between July 2012 and December 2013.

During this time, he managed to lead Spurs to a then record points total.

Despite that, the former Chelsea and Porto boss claims his relationship with Levy turned sour after PSG had shown their interest.

“So I didn’t have the best of relationships with Daniel,” Villas-Boas added.

“I think they wanted me to accept the offer… but I wanted to stay. I had a great time in London. The team was good.

“I didn’t feel at that time that Paris was what I wanted for my career so I decided to risk on that one more year and for me I take things a lot personally.

“I have a different vision of football and, for me, whenever somebody declines something that’s normally better.

“Be it contract wise or the possibility of you winning — for me, you are entitled to a contract renewal.

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“That’s how I see things. It wasn’t the case. And that led to a bad, bad animosity between us.

“To the point where it was December and there were no conditions for us to continue working and we reached an agreement to leave.”

Villas-Boas’ comments come at a bad time for Levy, who is not exactly having the best time already.

As well as the ESL fiasco and the first-team squad’s stagnation, Levy’s Jose Mourinho gamble backfired.

And more than two months on, Spurs still haven’t found a replacement.

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