It must be the crazy season in England at the moment as we have just had the second crazy sacking in 48 hours. On Saturday West Brom fired Steve Clarke and today Tottenham Hotspur fired Andre Villas-Boas.
A statement on the Spurs web site said:
“The club can announce that agreement has been reached with head coach Andre Villas-Boas for the termination of his services,” said a Spurs statement.
“The decision was by mutual consent and in the interests of all parties.”
“We wish Andre well for the future,” added the Spurs statement. “We shall make a further announcement in due course.”
I don’t know what Daniel Levy was expecting from AVB this season. So far this season he has taken Spurs into the knockout stages of the Europa League, the quarter finals of the Capital One Cup and they are five points out of fourth in the league. Keep in mind that they are two points ahead of the champions in the table. They are one of the favorites to win the Europa League and the Capital One cup. Many Spurs fans would consider that a successful season.
The anti AVB brigade in the media will point to the 6-0 thrashing at Man City last month and the 5-0 defeat at home to Liverpool as reasons why AVB should go. But fingers have to be pointed also Spurs owner Daniel Levy and technical director Franco Baldini.
If Levy had not tried to wring every Euro out of Real Madrid on the Gareth Bale deal, Spurs could have completed the deal earlier in the summer and then had a full preseason to bring in new players and get them used to playing together. Instead Levy pushed Madrid right until the end which meant that Spurs did not make many of their signings until the end of the transfer window, when the season was already underway.
And the man responsible for spending the Bale money was Baldini, and questions have too asked about the players that he brought in. After four months the jury is still out as to whether Roberto Soldado is a top quality striker, and Spurs have very few options behind him. With Rose being injured for three months, AVB has had to play Jan Vertonghen out of position at left back. Why did Baldini not sign a back-up left back?
What do you think of Spurs sacking AVB?