Chelsea Fired Me To Get Results — Villas-Boas

Chelsea Fired Me To Get Results — Villas-Boas

The London club were fifth in the Premier League and had lost their Champions League last-16 first leg 3-1 at Napoli when they sacked the Portuguese before going on to win the European Cup for the first time under caretaker coach Roberto Di Matteo.

Chelsea Fired Me To Get Results — Villas-Boas

“I think they could have given me the opportunity to continue. But I am fully aware that changing (the manager) was the only way to make an immediate impact on the results,” Villas-Boas told France Football magazine on Tuesday.

“What we have been doing at Tottenham with my staff is a reaction to the mistakes we made at Chelsea,” the 35-year-old coach added.

“We did not make everything wrong there but we could have done better … (The sacking) did not change the way I see football but I recognise that I have thought a lot about it.”

Villas-Boas has led Tottenham to fourth in the Premier League standings on 40 points from 22 games, one behind third-placed Chelsea who have a game in hand.

“Fortunately for me, the quality of the game play wins over the results in Tottenham’s philosophy,” he said.

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