Dec 17, 2013

    Spurs sack manager Villas-Boas after rout


    ANDRE Villas-Boas has been sacked as manager of Tottenham Hotspur after 17 months in the role, the English Premier League club announced yesterday.

    The news arrived a day after Spurs were thrashed 5-0 by Liverpool at White Hart Lane, which left the north London club seventh in the Premier League, five points below Champions League places.

    "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 Spurs website. "The decision was by mutual consent and in the interests of all parties. We wish Andre well for the future."

    Villas-Boas, 36, had also seen his side demolished 6-0 at Manchester City last month, despite Spurs having invested around £105 million (S$215 million) on new players during the close season.

    Under Villas-Boas, Spurs scored just 15 goals in their 16 league games this season.

    He was sacked by Chelsea last year after only nine months on the job.