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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Andre Villas-Boas has, on the eve of Tottenham’s Europa League opener against Lazio, dismissed suggestions he has been under pressure at the club, claiming he has a good relationship with chairman Daniel Levy.
The Portuguese manager’s previous job at Chelsea ended prematurely after eight months but he replaced Harry Redknapp at Spurs in the summer.
Yet life at White Hart Lane got off to a rocky start and the Lilywhites had to wait until Saturday – their fourth game of the campaign – to record their first victory in a 3-1 win at Reading.
It eased the concern at Tottenham but Villas-Boas insists he did not feel under the cosh.
“It is not true that in recent weeks I have felt the pressure of the club,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“On the contrary: I have a daily relationship with chairman Levy.
“We survey the development of our programmes in perfect harmony.”
The 34-year-old also ruled out a move to manage in Serie A, saying: “Now I feel great at Tottenham where I can work on a new project.”