Dnipro coach Juande Ramos has taken aim at the culture at Tottenham.
The former Spurs manager feels his old club are built only to buy and sell.
"Spurs sold Gareth Bale in the summer and with the 100million they have signed five or six players. They will see if any of those players take off and then maybe sell them on and reinvest: that's the business plan," Ramos told the Daily Mail.
"It works well but you have to ask the question: what are you trying to achieve? Are you trying to win money or titles? The sporting side is the priority at Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea.
"City sign Jesus Navas, Alvaro Negredo. They don't look at the age of the player, they look at the performances. Spurs look at the age, thinking of a future sale.
"I advised them to sign Luka Modric. He spent a couple of years developing and started performing well and they sold him.
"Why aren't Spurs going to win the league? Because they are always a small step below those three or four teams. Economically it works well but in sporting terms it needs a slight tuning. What are you chasing? Titles or economic success?"
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