AVB was ok, but wasn't very likeable as a person. So players never take to him.AVB also got dealt a poor hand. Baldini went out and signed players that AVB did not want. He had a list of targets and didn't get any of them. He actually was offered the job with PSG; but chose to stay with Spurs.
Remember he led the club to a record Premier League points tally of 72 in his first season. He then had to go into the next season with the loss of Bale, replaced with Nacer Chadli. He was also instructed not to play Adebeyor (who was in good form; but the club wanted him gone).
With Adebayor, you will find his contract stipulated that if he was fit, he would start every game. If not we would pay him a penalty fee. Which explains why he was so shocking for us, because he didn't want to be selected as it meant more money for him. Mercenary wanker.