Portuguese has until Christmas to save his job.
Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy will turn to experienced Dutchman Guus Hiddink to take over from under-fire head coach Andre Villas-Boas if the Portuguese is unable to turn the north London club’s results around in the near future, according to reports in the Sunday Mirror.
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The big-spending Premier League outfit have struggled for consistency so far this season, despite Villas-Boas lavishing a whopping £86 million to bring a number of new players to White Hart Lane during the recent summer transfer window.
The Portuguese saw star man Gareth Bale leave the club for Spanish giants Real Madrid in September in a world-record transfer worth a staggering 100m euros, although Villas-Boas was then allowed to plough all the proceeds from the Wales international wide man’s departure to the Santiago Bernabeu on rebuilding the team.
And Villas-Boas recruited the likes of Paulinho, Vlad Chiriches, Roberto Soldado, Erik Lamela, Etienne Capoue, Nacer Chadli and Christian Eriksen, with the Spurs coach breaking the club’s transfer record on three separate occasions in the process.
However, despite that heavy investment, the north Londoners have endured an up-and-down start to the campaign, and it is understood that should their indifferent league form continue into the new year, then Levy will bring in an ‘interim’ manager to replace Villas-Boas until the end of the season.
And one of the names in the frame for the role is that of the veteran former Anzhi Makhachkala coach is currently out of work after resigning friom his role with the mega-rich Russians last July.