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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-12-16

Tottenham Hotspur has sacked Portuguese manager André Villas-Boas the day after the London Premier League club suffered a humiliating 5-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool.

"The club can announce that agreement has been reached with head coach, Andre Villas-Boas, for the termination of his services," read a statement on the Tottenham website. "The decision was by mutual consent and in the interests of all parties."

Villas-Boas, who became the north London club’s manager in July 2012, led the side to fifth place in the Premier League last season.

But his latest campaign has gone badly, and Sunday’s defeat follows an equally humiliating 6-0 loss at the hands of Manchester City despite Spurs having invested around 124 million euros on new players during the close season.

That expenditure was, however, offset by the sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.

Villas-Boas's dismissal represents his second consecutive failure at a London club, as he was sacked by Chelsea in March 2012 after only nine months at the helm.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP)

Date created : 2013-12-16

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