Andre Villas-Boas says Carlo Ancelotti was wrong to go public on Real Madrid’s attempt to sign Gareth Bale.
Comments by Ancelotti on Madrid’s tour of the United States this week, when he admitted Los Blancos were involved in negotiations for the Welshman, has led to the Tottenham Hotspur manager criticising the Italian boss.
“In my opinion I think he made a mistake. Carlo is a person I appreciate a lot and we have great respect for each other but, bearing in mind the situation, they have decided to make it public,” Villas-Boas told a Press conference.
“In situations like these you must have total respect. The rumours that anything is imminent are not true.
“We allowed ourselves conversations with Real Madrid, confirmed by their Coach – I think wrongly. But the only thing we have communicated is that the player is not for sale."