‘Tottenham should appoint Sir Alex Ferguson to replace Andre Villas-Boas’

Former Tottenham chairman Lord Sugar wants Sir Alex Ferguson to replace Andre Villas-Boas at White Hart Lane

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Tottenham Hostpur should appoint Sir Alex Ferguson as Andre Villas-Boas’ successor if they sack the Portuguese coach, according to Lord Sugar.

The north London side take on Norwegian minnows Tromso in the Europa League on Thursday night after a 6-0 thrashing at Manchester City at Eithad Stadium on Sunday.

And Sugar, who was Spurs chairman between 1991 and 2000, is confused by Villas-Boas’ current tactics and feels Tottenham are lacking attacking threat which is being exploited by opponents.

“I’ve struggled to understand AVB’s tactics,” Sugar told talkSPORT. ‘You wonder how we are going to get a goal.

“Four, five or even six games before [the 6-0 defeat by Manchester City] you couldn’t see where the goals were coming from.

“The formation that AVB plays, I don’t understand at all. I put my hands up, I am no great football expert, but I don’t understand it at all.”

He added: “My dream would be that my good friend Sir Alex Ferguson will get itchy feet in about a year or so and decide he wants to get back into management and maybe bring his wonderful wife down to London and manage our team.

“If he comes to watch the game, I will suggest some nice houses for him and his wife to stay in.”

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