Andre Villas-Boas makes bold claim about Tottenham Hotspur

Andre Villas-Boas discusses his spell in charge of Tottenham Hotspur

Andre Villas-Boas has suggested that he could have led Tottenham to the Premier League title – if he were in charge last season.

The Portuguese coach was appointed as the north London club’s manager in July 2012 and led them to their highest ever points tally with 72 that season, but the Lilywhites still missed out on a top-four finish in the Premier League.

Spurs were pipped to a fourth-placed finish by just one point by local rivals Arsenal that season.

Villas-Boas was eventually sacked by Tottenham back in December 2013 with the club seventh in the Premier League table, in the wake of a 5-0 home thrashing at the hands of Liverpool.

Leicester City won the title with 81 points last season, but Villas-Boas feels that his former side could have had the chance to win the title if he were in charge last term.

Speaking to Fifa.com, Villas-Boas said: “It was a period of highs and lows. Obviously, it wasn’t a spell where we won titles that I could be proud of.

“But, during that time Tottenham managed to secure their record number of points, a historical moment for the club.

“Maybe, if that had happened at a different time like this season we might have even been champions.

“The last season that I spent at Tottenham was the one that was totally unpredictable. We had more points and more victories than the previous season.

“Unfortunately, the chairman and the board had stopped believing in the coach so decided to change him and that was a shame.”

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Tottenham finished third under Mauricio Pochettino last term.

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