Tottenham sacks Villas-Boas

Updated: December 16, 2013

London, England ( – Tottenham-Hotspur have sacked manager
Andre Villas-Boas following Sunday’s 5-0 thrashing against Liverpool at White
Hart Lane.

Questions arose about Villas-Boas’ job security after the club suffered a 6-0
defeat against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium three weeks ago.

Following the loss to City, Spurs rebounded with wins over Sunderland and
Fulham and looked to have turned things around, but Sunday’s destruction at
the hands of Brendan Rodgers’ Reds appeared to be the final straw.

“The club can announce that agreement has been reached with head coach, Andre
Villas-Boas, for the termination of his services, the club said in a
statement. “The decision was by mutual consent and in the interests of all

“We wish Andre well for the future. We shall make a further announcement in
due course.”

Villas-Boas began his tenure at Tottenham in July of 2012 following a
turbulent spell as manager at Chelsea and guided Spurs to their first win
at Old Trafford since 1989, beating Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United,
3-2, in September.

Spurs went on to accumulate 72 league points in Villas-Boas’ only full season
in charge, the largest haul not to qualify for the Champions League in Premier
League history.

Villas-Boas leaves White Hart Lane with Spurs seventh in the Premier League
table, five points off the top four and eight points off leaders and local
rivals Arsenal.