Spurs sack AVB following 5-0 defeat to Liverpool at White Hart Lane…
Andre Villas-Boas has been sacked as manager of Tottenham Hotspur after 17 months in the role, the English Premier League club announced early this morning…
Yesterday his side were demolished 5-0 by a rampant Liverpool outfit at White Hart Lane, which left Spurs five points below the Champions League places in seventh in the Premier League.
“The club can announce that agreement has been reached with head coach, Andre Villas-Boas, for the termination of his services,” read a statement on the Tottenham website.
“The decision was by mutual consent and in the interests of all parties. We wish Andre well for the future. We shall make a further announcement in due course.”
Villas-Boas, 36, had also seen his side demolished 6-0 at Manchester City last month, despite Spurs having invested around £105m on new players during the close season.
That expenditure was offset by the sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, and Spurs have scored just 15 goals in their 16 league games this season since the Welshman left the club. Luis Suarez, who bagged a brace against AVB’s team, has scored 17 on his own already.
AVB’s dismissal represents his second consecutive failure at a London club, after he was sacked by Chelsea following a miserable start to the Premier League season in 2012.
He joined Spurs in the summer of 2012, but despite leading the club to their highest points tally of the Premier League era last season (72), they missed out on a Champions League place to arch-rivals Arsenal.