André Villas-Boas sacked

Andre Villas-Boas
Tottenham Hotspur have sacked head coach André Vills-Boas.

This morning Spurs have sacked head coach André Villas-Boas. His dismissal followed Tottenham’s 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool on Sunday. Assistant coaches Jose Mario Rocha, Luis Martins and Daniel Sousa linked their futures at the club with that of Villas-Boas and thus have also left the coaching staff.

The club’s official statement reads:

The Club can announce that agreement has been reached with Head Coach, Andre Villas-Boas, for the termination of his services. The decision was by mutual consent and in the interests of all parties.

We wish Andre well for the future.

Villas-Boas joined Tottenham Hotspur on 3 July 2012. In his first season at the club he lead Spurs to a 5th place finish. Despite a club record points tally of 72 points Spurs finished one point behind rivals Arsenal in the race for top 4. In the 2012-13 season Spurs reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League, in which they were eliminated on penalties by FC Basel.

The Portuguese manager was in charge of Spurs for 80 games. During his reign Spurs won 55% of its games. Whilst at Spurs, Villas-Boas won the Barclays Premier League Manager of the Month award twice, in December 2012 and February 2013. He was the first Tottenham manager to beat Manchester United at Old Trafford in 23 years, courtesy of a 2-3 win in September 2012.

Later today Tottenham Hotspur announced that Tim Sherwood, Chris Ramsey and Les Ferdinand will take charge of the side as caretaker coaches. Steffen Freund and Tony Parks will continue to be part of the coaching staff.

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