Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp feels Andre Villas-Boas tried to change too much too soon at Chelsea.

Redknapp thinks faced an impossible task due to player power at Stamford Bridge. It's quite a revelation from Redknapp, who is close to Blues star Frank Lampard.

"He received a group of ageing players who are very close to the owner (Roman Abramovich) and they therefore have a lot of power," Redknapp told L'Equipe.

"I have had some difficult groups to manage but I have never had this problem.

"There can be solidarity between the players. If you leave two players on the bench they become unhappy and it becomes complicated.

"Perhaps Villas-Boas tried to change things too quickly, but he will learn from this experience."