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Tottenham part company with Villas-Boas

16 December 2013 12:06

Tottenham have announced the departure of head coach Andre Villas-Boas following Sunday's 5-0 defeat to Liverpool at White Hart Lane.

A brief statement on Tottenham's official website on Monday confirmed Villas-Boas had left by mutual consent.

The club currently sit seventh in the Premier League, eight points behind leaders Arsenal, and had also been beaten 6-0 by Manchester City in November prior to their humbling loss against Liverpool.

Villas-Boas was in his second season at the helm, having guided Tottenham to a fifth-placed finish and a place in the UEFA Europa League last term.

Tottenham's statement read: "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. We wish Andre well for the future.

"We shall make a further announcement in due course."

Tottenham have enjoyed success in the Europa League under Villas-Boas, winning all six of their games in Group K to qualify for the last 32 with ease.

However, their Premier League form has been far less impressive, with a lack of goals prompting particular concern.

The club have found the net just 15 times in 16 league outings, despite bringing in a host of attacking talent to offset the close-season departure of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.

Roberto Soldado, Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen were among Tottenham's new recruits, although the latter has seen his campaign disrupted by an ankle injury sustained on international duty with Denmark.

Tottenham face a Capital One Cup quarter-final with West Ham, who recorded a 3-0 victory at White Hart Lane earlier in the season, on Wednesday before heading to Southampton for their next Premier League match.

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