Andre Villas-Boas makes stunning comments on his Tottenham successor Tim Sherwood

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Andre Villas-Boas has launched a remarkable attack on his Tottenham successor Tim Sherwood.

With a year having passed since his sacking at Tottenham, now-Zenit St. Petersburg boss Andre Villas-Boas has been telling some home truths about his time at White Hart Lane.

The Portuguese manager told earlier this month of how chairman Daniel Levy broke promises over prospective signings, and how technical director Franco Baldini brought in a raft of players that Villas-Boas didn't even want.

Now though, Villas-Boas has turned his attention to one of his coaching staff members and ultimately his successor, Tim Sherwood.

Sherwood, 45, was a former Tottenham midfielder in his playing days, and took his first steps into coaching along Harry Redknapp at White Hart Lane.

Yet when Villas-Boas arrived, Sherwood was kept on despite being warned by Villas-Boas that he would be detrimental to the club - at least, that's AVB's side of events.

''Tim was not a part of my technical staff and I warned the chairman that he would be harmful for the club," said Villas-Boas in an interview with Portuguese newspaper Expresso. "He continued after my departure and his management resulted in an extreme split between the players and the coach."

Sherwood won exactly 50% of his games in charge of Tottenham but that wasn't enough to keep him in the job, whilst Villas-Boas not only left Tottenham with a 55% win percentage, but has now on 68% of his games at Zenit in Russia.

The animosity between Sherwood and Villas-Boas was well concealed during their time together, but reports of a fallout between the players and Sherwood would certainly back up Villas-Boas' claims that he was a detrimental figure to Spurs.

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