Andre Villas-Boas would not be the right choice for Tottenham

Sharethematch.com takes a look at speculation linking Andre Villas-Boas with the vacant manager's position at Tottenham

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Andre Villas-Boas was sacked as Chelsea manager in March Photo: The Sport Review

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Spurs will be making a mistake if they go for Villas-Boas

Sacking Harry Redknapp has not really sent Tottenham Hotspur supporters into a paroxysm of rage – perhaps many feel their former manager took his eye off the ball when the England job became available.

But all Spurs fans realise it is absolutely vital the club get their next choice of manager spot on – and Andre Villas-Boas definitely is not the man.

His time at Chelsea was an utter shambles. During his short spell in the capital, he turned a decent side with an ageing squad into one riven by conflict, alienating the best players, driving others out of the club, promoting fringe players into the first-team.

That took just nine months – imagine what he could do at Spurs given the same amount of time. Daniel Levy will keep a tight rein on the purse strings so Villas-Boas won’t be able to splash the cash on foreign imports with little or no Premier League experience, and he knows next to nothing about the English game.

David Moyes may not be the right man for the hot seat at Spurs, but with Villas-Boas touted as Redknapp’s replacement, the supporters would welcome the Everton manager’s dour brand of joyless at White Hart Lane.

Under-performing Redknapp had to go

It is getting tiresome hearing everyone defend Harry Redknapp, and say what a mistake the Tottenham board made in sacking him. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has made the right decision for the club.

Whatever any one says about the so-called “sexy” football Tottenham played, they failed in their key objective for the past two seasons by not qualifying for the Champions League.

Of course, Chelsea’s Champions League triumph meant a fourth-place finish was not enough this year but at the start of the season everyone was aware of the rules, and to not finish above a poor Arsenal – who will improve next year – is a massive failure.

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