‘We’ve Reached An Agreement Over The Termination Of His Services’ – Tottenham Sack Andre Villas-Boas

Chris Wright

16th, December 2013


By Chris Wright

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It’s official, AVB is a goner – with Tottenham announcing the news in his trademark ‘why use one word when you could use thirty’ style…

More lovely, lucrative high-profile failure for Villas-Boas, who’ll no doubt be counting the pay-off pennies with glee this Christmas. That said, he leaves Spurs with the highest win percentage (55.7%) of any manager since 1899, so he can’t have been doing that badly, surely?

The problem seems to be his relentless obsession with over-complicating and over-intellectualising what is, in essence, a very simple game – his studious-to-a-fault approach just doesn’t seem to click in England. We’ll put a pound to a penny that his next job comes somewhere else on the continent.

As for replacements: Michael Laudrup and Glenn Hoddle are being mentioned in passing but we can’t help but feel that the stage is set for the magnificent return of one Harrold Peregrine Redknapp Esq!

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  1. SL says:

    Totally mental sacking and this is coming from a QPR fan so Ive seen a few of those myself.

    He had to bed in half a team bought for him and was better off than last season at this point. A complete knee jerk reaction to a couple of bad games.

  2. with the left and the right says:

    is it a bigger indictment of him or English football that he’s too intelligent to succeed here? I think the latter. The English have only one football motto “come on!” Subtlety and patience are too complicated for the thickest fans in the world. AVB is a great manager but he needs to go somewhere like Spain, Germany, or Italy where the fans like to watch football played.

  3. Carrie says:

    As stated above, hysterically over the top but all too predictable reaction. No those two results weren’t good enough, but really things weren’t that bad, and Spurs are higher in the table than Man Utd at present. AVB is a young manager with a lot of potential; what he did at Porto wasn’t a fluke.

  4. JoeT says:

    They’re 8 points behind the leaders and they have spent £100 million on new players who are yet to jel at all. Cant wait for the new guy to stroll in just as they start playing like a team and get all the credit when they finish 4th

  5. Kevin says:

    Being ahead of Man United at this point in the season is not something Spurs fans should brag about, I’m looking at you Carrie. Also 16 games is more than enough time for a team for gel together JoeT. This was a much needed sacking. If Tottenham want to be considered one of the top teams and qualify for CL on a yearly basis then they have to win these games, and AVB has shown this season he isnt capable of winning these games. 6-0 to Man City and 5-0 to Liverpool are more than enough evidence of that, but also a 1-1 tie with United at home was further proof. AVB isn’t cut out for the Premier League and that was obvious even with Chelsea.

  6. TravisKOP says:

    his win percentage was only because of the europa league fixtures. take those away and he was mediocre at best

  7. Rory says:

    Whoever sanctioned the purchase of all those players in the summer (was it Baldini?) should be shit canned too, far more culpable than AVB.

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