With so much speculation linking Andre Villas Boas out of the door of Tottenham, and the manager accused of having a meltdown in the board room, it is about time people realised that he deserves more respect.

Having started his career at Academica and reaching only the semi-finals of the Portuguese cup with an underdog team, AVB went on to join Porto, where the Portuguese boss won the quadruple in his first season, not bad.

A year later he joined Chelsea, but there were a number of reasons why this never worked.

Firstly, due to the power of the Chairman, there has been only one man who could break the boundaries, and that man is Jose Mourinho; AVB never got the chance, or the backing as soon as the season started.

Secondly, the players, not an ounce of respect was shown to the manager by the older generation of Chelsea; John Terry, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba all suspect to forcing the man out of his job.

But you look at who he brought in; Juan Mata, probably Chelsea's most valuable player, joining from Valencia, a reason then why Mourinho isn't playing him, eh?

Also on the list are Belgian duo, Romelu Lukaku, another player to 'fall out' with Mourinho, and Thibaut Courtois.

Then he got the sack, having won 19 games of his 40 matches, the same record Roberto Mancini had the season before he won the title with Manchester City.

Oh well, he got a big sum out of it, then went on to join the club he remains at now, Tottenham Hotspur.

Straight away this was a new beginning for the boss, and to prove to Chelsea he knows his football.

In the summer, AVB brought in the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson, Mousa Dembele, Jan Vertonghen, along with current number one goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, and he doesn't know anything?

In his first season Tottenham finished fifth, with Arsenal, who are currently top of the table, having to grab a win on the final day to stop their rivals finishing above them. This was an amazing achievement.

But they had a few big achievements in this season; beating Manchester United away from home, their first victory at Old Trafford in 23 years, beating Arsenal at White Hart Lane, and hammering Manchester City at home near the end of the season.

Not only did his squad pull off great performances, but the Portuguese boss exposed their biggest strength, Gareth Bale. Scoring 21 goals in the 2012/13 season, catapulting their stature as a club.

After the 2012/13 season, Spurs were looking promising, and by no fault of his own, AVB had to sell Bale, as £77 million was an offer no manager could turn down.

With this season AVB brought in some more new faces, in the likes of; Christian Eriksen, Paulinho and Roberto Soldado, all quality players who can deliver.

But for some reason his reign as manager has been taken a lot of abuse, but why?

For the lack of goals they're scoring? It takes a while for players who haven't played together to blend, and to get to know each others strengths, as one of the four attacking players against Manchester United had been at the club for longer than a four months, to whom it was Aaron Lennon, and he only played 60 minutes.

The 6-0 defeat to Manchester City? Manchester City have one of the best home records in the world, simple as, City have only lost one game out of their last 22 matches at home, so it takes something special to beat Pellegrini's side at the Etihad.

It makes no sense. But then recently, previous chairman Sir Alan Sugar had called for AVB's head, while journalists had stated he wasn't good enough for the job.

But when AVB reacted, he was seen as the man who had 'lost the plot', but why?

Does this not show he is passionate about the job, that he wants to keep it and is tired of people commenting about who he is as a person and why he isn't good enough?

Do you think these two journalists would have targeted him if he was English? Answer honestly.

Also, Spurs are sitting one place below Manchester United, so why isn't Moyes getting the same amount of grief? Because Sir Alex Ferguson nominated him.
But it was Fergie who came out and stated AVB reminds him of younger version of himself, a passionate man with ambitions.

AVB isn't a joke, he is a talented boss who is still only 36-years-old, for Fergie didn't win anything in his first season with Manchester United, but then again, he is now 71, and a legend. So how do we know AVB won't reach these credentials in 40 years?

He is still young, he still passionate, he just needs a strong backing as that seems to be something he has never received at any club since Porto, and looked what happened there.

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