Andre Villas-Boas has had a lot of bad press recently because of his massive fall-out with Chelsea FC, which ultimately led to his sacking. Even before he got given the Tottenham job, a lot of the players spoke in the press about not wanting him as the manager after hearing bad reviews about him from Chelsea players. Daniel Levy chose to ignore the players and hired the Portuguese man anyway. The season hasn’t got off to the best start for Villas-Boas accumulating in two draws and one loss, but it seems to have gotten even worse for the new man at the helm after it was reported that he has had a fall-out with new summer signing, Hugo Lloris, after comments he made after the Tottenham-Norwich match.
After the Norwich game, Villas-Boas heaped a lot of praise on current number one goalkeeper, Brad Friedel, after he undoubtedly put in one of his best performances in a Tottenham shirt in between the posts. He then went on to say that if Lloris wanted to take the number one shirt off of Brad, he will have to work very hard for it. Lloris, who has just joined up with the French national team for the international break, had a conversation with his French manager, Didier Deschamps, saying that he wasn’t best pleased with his club manager’s remarks.
It is clear that Hugo Lloris will be the long-term option for Villas-Boas and Tottenham because of the massive age difference between Hugo and Brad, but at the moment, it looks like the French captain has a lot of work to do on the training ground if he wants to take the number one jersey off of his American team-mate.
Alex William Batt