Andre Villas-Boas

Tottenham Sack Andre Villas-Boas


After the 5 – 0 defeat to Liverpool at White Hart Lane, Tottenham have sacked manager, Andre Villas-Boas. It was the second heavy defeat for AVB’s team in less than a month and the writing was on the wall for their Portuguese manager as supporters had become increasingly restless with Spurs poor performances this season.

The lack of goals and style by the Spurs team who were lacking the inspiration which Gareth Bale brought the the team last season and took the club to a record number of points in the Premier League era. It was insufficient to take Spurs into the Champions League and so Bale departed to Real Madrid in the summer.

The summer transfers resulted in 7 new players arriving at the Lane but none have really showed their true form as they adjusted to the pressure of the Premier League and life in England.

Andre Villas-Boas arrived at Tottenham in July, 2012 as replacement for Harry Redknapp but had the burden of failure at Chelsea to carry with him. He always conducted himself in a very proper and dignified manner and appeared to have won over the media who had hounded him while at Stamford Bridge. The problem re-appeared a couple of weeks ago when AVB accused some reporters of having an agenda against him.

Spurs recovered from the City defeat but succumbed against Liverpool. They were never in the game, a match Spurs needed to win to keep in touch with the top teams. Such was the display that I was left asking the question why do I  continue to spend so much time and effort supporting Spurs, a question I rarely ask myself.

There have been rumours for some weeks that all has not been well between AVB and the Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levy. The nature of the performance and the defeat to Liverpool brought matters to a head and Tottenham announced that Andre Villas-Boas was no longer their manager.

 

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  • dean jones

    Bad decision by Levy & the Spurs board ;-( I’m a scouser & Liverpool supporter,but AVB just needed till the end of season at the very least !!! I’m thinking the way he spoke ” It was Baldini & Levy who bought the players,and not him ”

    • Logan Holmes

      I liked AVB and wasn’t wooking for him to go but the signs have been there for some time. He has been very rigid in his tactics and not learned from obvious failings in his preferred system.

      The way the team played at City and yesterday there was a complete lack of ‘being up’ for a match against a top side. A team with 10 internationals and they never managed a shot on target or to trouble Liverpool in any way.

      If he’d carried on, Spurs would probably have picked up points regularly against the weaker sides but there was no indication that there was any appetite among the players for a contest against a top side.

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