North Londoners have netted just 15 times in 16 league outings so far this season.
Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy decided to sack head coach Andre Villas-Boas after the Portuguese refused to recall out-of-favour front man Emmanuel Adebayor following Sunday afternoon’s crushing home loss to Liverpool in the Premier League, according to reports in the Independent.
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The north London club were thrashed 5-0 by the Merseyside giants at White Hart Lane on the weekend, resulting in Tottenham supremo Levy demanding urgent face-to-face talks with the Portuguese and director of football Franco Baldini at the ground on Monday morning.
However, it was during those discussions that Levy and the Italian suggested that Villas-Boas ponder recalling the club’s misfit Togo international striker to the first team for their upcoming matches against West Ham United in the Capital One Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday night, followed by their trip to take on Southampton at St Mary’s in the Premier League on Sunday.
And when Villas-Boas refused point blank to even consider such a move, it was then that Levy made up his mind to part company with the 36-year-old, whose contract at the club, which runs until the end of next season. will be paid up in full by Spurs.