Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has sensationally claimed that he is no longer a friend of Chelsea manager José Mourinho, who he worked with for several years before going in the separate ways. Villas-Boas was one of the main opposition scouts under Mourinho at Porto, Chelsea, and Inter Milan. After Mourinho took over at Inter, Villas-Boas decided to part ways with the Portuguese because he felt that he was not being given a lot of importance. The two will be coming up against each other for the first time since going separate ways.
Villas-Boas has then become a manager and has won the likes of Europa league. He has also managed clubs like Chelsea before coming to Tottenham. This season, Tottenham have made a great start to the league after spending a large amount of money on several players. They have also conceded just one goal since the start of the season, which is something that will give the team a lot of confidence ahead of the match at White Hart Lane. Tottenham have done well in this fixture in recent years and they will be going on with a lot of confidence.
Villas-Boas has said that they did share a great relationship, but he no longer considers Mourinho to be his friend.
“I don’t lose any sleep. We had a great personal and professional relationship before. We don’t have that now. I’ve got nothing to say. Our break-up point was because I was full of ambition to give him something extra and I wanted further involvement from the job I was doing at that time. I felt I could give him much more. But he didn’t feel the need for somebody near to him or in another position as an assistant, and because of that it was decided that it was time,” said Villas-Boas.