West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce criticises 'immature' Andre Villas-Boas

Spurs boss Andre Villas Boas on the touchline during the match against Man City on November 24, 2013
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West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce accuses Andre Villas-Boas of being 'immature' by hitting out at the media.

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has criticised Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas for hitting out at the media.

The Portuguese coach singled out Daily Mail journalist Neil Ashton yesterday by claiming that the reporter 'attacked' his integrity.

"You can't do it," Allardyce told talkSPORT. "You've got to take it on the chin. You have to use the criticism as a motivational drive to show these people that they are wrong.

"You, and your players, have got to do your talking on the field. I think he's just showed a little bit of immaturity.

"It can get under your skin, but you can't let that happen because you're not going to win."

Villas-Boas's spat came after his side drew 2-2 with Manchester United.

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas gestures on the touchline against Norwich on September 14, 2013
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