Mike InghamChief Football Correspondent, BBC Radio 5 live
I talk from the relative comfort of a commentary box, but I think a manager at this level of the game has to have thicker skin. I do not think there is anything to gain from an outburst.
It was never the same for Rafael Benitez after his famous rant at Liverpool, for example. There is only one way to react, and that is on the field."
"It's an agenda by somebody that does not honour the club, players or me," said Villas-Boas.
When asked who was driving the agenda, he said: "I don't know. You can probably tell me."
The Portuguese became embroiled in an argument with a reporter in the post-match news conference and went on to criticise former Tottenham chairman Lord Sugar.
"A couple of people insult my integrity, my human values, my professionalism and one of these people is sitting over here," he said, referring to an article that he had taken exception to.
"It insults the success that I have achieved in other clubs and I don't think it's fair. I think it's a lack of respect and an attack on a person's integrity.
"I don't want to undermine other managers. You can easily compare situations. We have sat above Manchester City before and above Manchester United before and we haven't seen any kind of these personal attacks to somebody so I think that is unfair."
The Portuguese responded by comparing the loyalty of the club's fans with Lord Sugar's involvement, saying: "It's their team, their passion and they don't trade it for anything else, not like Alan Sugar who trades it for money."
Villas-Boas hails 'great response'
Villas-Boas also added that he was delighted with the response of his side following their big loss at City.
"But due to fact that we took a heavy defeat against City, this was a great response from the players," he said.
"They played with no fear and great desire. Our performance showed the unity that surrounds us.
"For a team that has not won a trophy since 2008, we sit with the possibility of going into the semi-finals of the league cup, and we have qualified for the next stage of the Europa League with 15 points from our group. To have that kind of driven agenda is not correct in my opinion."
This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.