Andre Villas-Boas believes Tottenham “quickly destroyed everything we’d created” during his time in charge.
Villas-Boas was appointed Tottenham manager in summer 2012 as the replacement for Harry Redknapp.
Tottenham finished 5th under the Portuguese, finishing just one point outside the top four with what was then a club-record Premier League points haul of 72.
Villas-Boas and the club paid for such success as top goalscorer Gareth Bale was sold to Real Madrid the following summer, and seven rather underwhelming players were signed with the proceeds.
Villas-Boas was sacked in December 2013 with Tottenham 7th in the Premier League table.
“The first season was magnificent in all aspects,” he told Corriere dello Sport, as translated by Sport Witness.
“We had a ‘short’ squad in terms of depth, but a great spirit and so much will. We picked up the most points in Spurs’ history with an incredible Bale who played behind Adebyaor where he was free to move, but also with Lennon and Walker who allowed us to have a good counter-attacking 4-4-2.
“In April, we started planning for the next season. I offered some names to buy and sell, but during the transfer window, the board didn’t listen and quickly destroyed everything we’d created.
“I got an offer from Paris Saint-Germain, who wanted me, but I said no out of love for Tottenham. Maybe that was a mistake.”
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