Tottenham have confirmed the sacking of manager Andre Villas-Boas.
The Premier League club announced the news on their official website, a day after their 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool.
That loss appears to have been the final straw for the White Hart Lane board, with the club saying in a brief statement: “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.”
After the humiliation by Liverpool, which followed a 6-0 drubbing by Manchester City last month, Villas-Boas had insisted that he would not quit.
The 36-year-old said: “The call to make that decision is not mine, because obviously I won’t resign and I’m not a quitter.
“The only thing I can do is work hard with the players to get them back on track.
“This is a top-four squad but in our Premier League form we are not there.”