Heurelho Gomes admits he is glad Harry Redknapp has left Tottenham as he looks to catch the eye of new boss Andre Villas-Boas.
Brazilian shot-stopper Gomes found himself frozen out of things at White Hart Lane last season following the arrival of Brad Friedel.
Gomes has hit out at Redknapp's treatment of him during the last 12 months at Spurs, claiming he blocked him from moving on despite being out of favour.
"Redknapp barely talked to me," Gomes told The Sun. "I was playing really well when he hired Friedel. So I was really surprised and decided to ask him about that.
"Redknapp asked me to be calm, because I was his goalkeeper and he trusted me, as he told me. But that didn't happen.
"In the 2010-11 season, I made only two mistakes but I didn't give them so much importance and I didn't think I was going to be sacked from the team because of that.
"I asked Redknapp to let me go, but he said no to three offers for me. QPR, CSKA Moscow and Atletico Mineiro wanted me.
"I was close to CSKA because they wanted me only for four months and I was going to play the Champions League, but Redknapp didn't allow me to leave."
Gomes has welcomed the arrival of Villas-Boas and hopes it could see him kick start his career ahead of the upcoming new season.
"I'm sure that Villas-Boas' arrival is going to help me," continued Gomes. "He is great and he wants to do the best for Tottenham. I'm sure he will achieve many things here. I hope I could play in his team until 2014.
"I have two more years under contract at Spurs and I intend to fulfil them. But I'm tired of Europe, I have reached my limit here.
"I'm 31 years old and I'm thinking about moving back to Brazil.
"Atletico Mineiro wanted me, but Tottenham asked them to pay a fortune of £8million for me and the negotiation finished."