Spurs sack AVB

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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.”