Immune` Villas-Boas says not ‘fearful` of losing Tottenham job despite City `crushing`
London – A defiant Andre Villas-Boas has insisted that he does not fear for his job as Tottenham Hotspur manager despite Sunday’s 6-0 defeat to Manchester City, and said that said he is ‘immune’ to criticism despite questions over both his and his side’s reputations.
Ahead of Thursday night’s Europa League game in Tromso, the former Chelsea manager is adamant that the club is fully behind him and his position is not in jeopardy, despite reports to the contrary.
According to The Independent, the Portuguese instead launched a defence of his methods, saying they would bear fruit and prove the doubters wrong, adding that his future had not been discussed with the club’s chairman, Daniel Levy, after the result at the Etihad – a defeat the manager believes was a one-off.
Stating that he has the confidence of both the board and the players, Villas-Boas said that Levy will however, not back him in public as it is not his ‘style’, adding that he had not been personally affected by stories over his future as his brutal 256-day reign at Chelsea had prepared him for any eventuality.
Villas-Boas claimed that he is immune at the moment, saying that he used to read a lot into situations like this during his Chelsea stint, which taught him to be indifferent to the pressure from the media and various opinion-makers, adding that such things come with a high-profile job like he has.