Tottenham 1-1 West Brom

Time needed for AVB to transform Spurs

August 25, 2012
By John Brewin, White Hart Lane
(Archive)
The sharp suit with the highly flexible trousers remains. Despite thunder and rain in the London air, it is not yet the season for the tailored 'flasher's mac'. But the message from Andre Villas-Boas is clear: I can change and I can learn too but, this time, I would like a little more time. And I might need it too.

"The players have been excellent, receptive," he said calmly and with good humour after an afternoon that exposed the difficulty of his current job at Tottenham before then ...

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