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Tottenham turn Villas-Boas loose

Published: Monday 16 December 2013, 12.18CET
Manager André Villas-Boas has parted company with Tottenham Hotspur FC "by mutual consent and in the interests of all parties" after some disappointing domestic results.
Tottenham turn Villas-Boas loose
André Villas-Boas has left Tottenham by mutual consent ©AFP/Getty Images
 
 
Published: Monday 16 December 2013, 12.18CET

Tottenham turn Villas-Boas loose

Manager André Villas-Boas has parted company with Tottenham Hotspur FC "by mutual consent and in the interests of all parties" after some disappointing domestic results.

Tottenham Hotspur FC have parted company with manager André Villas-Boas in the wake of Sunday's 5-0 Premier League home defeat by Liverpool FC.

The 36-year-old, hired in July 2012, led the north London side to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 with six straight Group K wins but has stepped aside with Tottenham lying in a disappointing seventh place in the English top flight. "The decision was by mutual consent and in the interests of all parties," reads a club statement. "We wish André well for the future."

The only coach in the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League group stage to have won the competition in its current incarnation, Villas-Boas learned his coaching craft under Sir Bobby Robson and José Mourinho. After a first solo venture at A. Académica de Coimbra, he guided FC Porto to a Liga, Portuguese Cup and UEFA Europa League treble in 2010/11, but fared less well in a subsequent spell at Chelsea FC.

Last updated: 16/12/13 12.26CET

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