New Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has hit out at former club Chelsea - but insists he is not out for revenge against them.
Villas-Boas took charge at Stamford Bridge in June 2011 and was sacked by owner Roman Abramovich in March.
The Russian replaced Villas-Boas with Roberto Di Matteo and the Blues went on to win the Champions League and FA Cup.
But AVB, who this past week was confirmed as Spurs boss, has pointed out differences in characteristics between the two clubs.
"Words did not meet the actions of what we were doing [at Chelsea] in terms of the project, so I think I was cut short," he said.
"This club [Tottenham] is much more important than me and what I have to do is try to take them to success and not make it a personal issue.
"I met the [Tottenham] chairman [Daniel Levy], and saw the way he goes about his business at the club.
"He knows what he is doing, approaching the market in a different way. He is a person of great football understanding and he had the effect of giving me the assurances I wanted in terms of building something.
"Tottenham are linked with great football in the past. It is something they have always valued highly. There is a wonderful history of attractive football, and Bill Nicholson left these messages of football well played and doing things in style, which is what I want to achieve as well.
"The structures that surround Tottenham are extremely good. There are competent people in and around the football club. The club is driven towards success, and everybody knows they must play a part in achieving that success.
"They are not looking for certain scapegoats, and when so many people are striving forward, it makes your job easier."
Villas-Boas will come up against his former club on October 20th at White Hart Lane, with the Portuguese due to return to Stamford Bridge on April 13th.