Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas has hit out at the club’s former chairman, Alan Sugar, for his continued criticism of the Portuguese.
Sugar claimed this week that Villas-Boas should be sacked and replaced by the now-retired Alex Ferguson following last weekend’s 6-0 defeat at Manchester City.
And Villas-Boas has accused Sugar of having ‘an agenda’ and not respecting either him or his players.
“I think it is a very driven agenda by somebody that doesn’t honour the club, neither myself nor my players,” Villas-Boas told BBC Five Live following his side’s 2-2 draw with Manchester United. “It’s their (the fans) team, their passion and they don’t trade it for anything else, not like Sugar who trades it for money.”
Villas-Boas was not done there, though, turning on a journalist he believes has written a series of negative articles about him in the wake of the City defeat.
“Some people insult my integrity, my values, my professionalism,” said Villas-Boas when asked if he has been given enough respect.
“One of those people is sitting over here and insults the success I have achieved at other clubs.
“You have always chased people, you attack people. You don’t attack them by the front, you attack them sitting when you write.”
Both Villas-Boas and his United counterpart, David Moyes, felt a draw was fair and the latter insisted the club will agree a new deal with two-goal Wayne Rooney. The striker’s current contract expires next summer.
“We are fine and we are moving on from the summer and will get it done in good course,” said Moyes. “The appropriate people will talk when the time is right.”
He added: “The Premier League is tight. There are a lot of games to be played and we will try and stay on the shirt-tails and get ourselves into a good position, certainly going into the start of next year.”
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