|Photo taken on Sep. 14, 2013 shows Andre Villas-Boas looks on ahead of the premier league match against Norwich City at White Hart Lane. Tottenham Hotspur have sacked manager Andre Villas-Boas in the wake of the club's 5-0 thrashing by Liverpool on Dec. 16, 2013. The defeat by the Reds on Sunday was the club's worst at White Hart Lane in 16 years and left Spurs seventh in the Premier League.Villas-Boas, 36, took over at Tottenham in July 2012. "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."(Xinhua/Wang Lili)
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LONDON, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) -- English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur on Monday sacked manager Andre Villas-Boas less than 18 hours after their 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool.
"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."
The defeat to Liverpool, the club's worst at home in 16 years, was just one their league failure in the past month. The north London outfit also lost away to Manchester City 6-0 and West Ham 3-0.
Spurs are now seventh in the Premier League and eight points behind leading arch rivals Arsenal.
The 36-year-old Villas-Boas, who previously managed Chelsea and Porto, took over at Tottenham in July 2012.
The statement added, "We wish Andre well for the future. We shall make a further announcement in due course."
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