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Is Andre Villas-Boas trying too hard? Who cares, it's working!


The Tottenham Hotspur boss is undoubtedly a man under pressure, but with Daniel Levy sacking Harry Redknapp after failing to qualify for the Champions League, any man who replaced the former Portsmouth boss would be facing a media onslaught.

However, after managing to win three Premier League games in a row, being the first club in 2012 to win in Manchester (excluding City and United) and breaking the 23 year curse which saw Spurs failing to win a Premier League game at Old Trafford, the pressure on Villas-Boas is definitely lifted to an extent.

Many Chelsea fans are saying he is working too hard and is additionally pushing the players too hard, even though the players tweet their enjoyment about working under AVB and denying any 'rift' with the manager.

But it would be understandable to see Chelsea fans be upset with their former boss succeeding. After all, his formations and tactics failed to work for a squad consisting of has-been, egotistical and slow unprofessional types.

Despite being hailed as a clueless manager who made the Premier League aware of talent including Juan Mata and Joao Moutinho, there is one thing which Villas-Boas never received at Chelsea which money can't buy. Time.

Time was always something stacked up against AVB at Chelsea, something which new Chairman Daniel Levy will give Villas-Boas. With the Tottenham board giving the Portuguese manager over £55 million to spend in the window, they obviously feel that he is the man to take Tottenham forward.

Since the start of the season, Villas-Boas has only lost one game which was his first Premier League game in charge but still he is under all this pressure from the media?

Not only was it is his first game in charge back in the Premier League, Dempsey, Dembele, Lloris and Adebayor were all still yet to be signed which clearly showed AVB played a squad which was far from complete.

So what does this mean? A manager working too hard, or a set of fans and the onlooking media working too hard to see his success be short-lived?

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