Tottenham Hotspur Sack Manager Andre Villas-Boas

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Spurs part company with AVB after Liverpool humbling.

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Tottenham Hotspur have sacked manager Andre Villas-Boas following the club’s 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool on Sunday, the BBC confirms.

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The defeat was the club’s worst home result in 16 years and has left them in seventh place in the Premier League table, eight points behind arch rivals Arsenal.

The former Chelsea boss had taken over from Harry Redknapp in the summer of 2012, but had seen his job come under scrutiny after failing to make a positive start to the season in which a number of his expensive new signings struggled to make an impact.

“The club can announce that agreement has been reached with head coach Andre Villas-Boas for the termination of his services,” said a Spurs statement.

“The decision was by mutual consent and in the interests of all parties.”

Despite losing Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, the 36-year-old had brought in no less than seven new faces to fill the void left by the Welshman, but they have all found keeping up with the top four clubs too tough.

He had overseen a 6-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City last month, but despite victories over Manchester United and Fulham, the thrashing handed to them by Liverpool is seemingly the last straw for the club’s hierarchy.

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