Lineker, Neville & more: Twitter reacts as Tottenham sack Villas-Boas

Gary Lineker and Gary Neville both tweet their thoughts after Tottenham sack Andre Villas-Boas

Andre Villas-Boas
Sacked Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas Photo: Back Page Images

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the sacking of manager Andre Villas-Boas.

The 36-year-old, whose side were on the wrong end of a 5-0 thrashing by Liverpool at White Hart Lane on Sunday, leaves Spurs after just 18 months in charge of the north London club.

Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, to the Portuguese’s dismissal on Monday morning.

West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster (‏@BenFoster) seemingly reeling from Steve Clarke’s sacking still: “And there’s that yellow bar at the bottom of @SkyFootball going crazy again..”

Former Liverpool striker Don Hutchison ‏(@donhutch4) fancies making a quick dollar: “Think I might become a Premier League manager. All I’ve gotta do is get it wrong a couple of times…. #multimillionare”

Ex-Manchester United defender Gary Neville (‏@GNev2) gives his thoughts: “So AVB gone now! Had to incorporate seven new players which takes TIME/ TIME/ TIME! Rubbish! Let him finish his work!! […] Prime Ministers and Presidents get 4/5 years for a reason!”

Another Red Devils legend Norman Whiteside ‏(@NormanWhiteside) explains his views on management: “Three-year plan for any manager. Inherit a team. Build a team. Get results. Then make a decision – at least give them a chance.”

Former Norwich City forward Darren Huckerby ‏(@hucks6dh6) can see Redknapp returning: “AVB has gone, he’ll be looking at yachts in the Christmas sales, what’s the odds on Redknapp going back? Range Rover must be running already!”

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler ‏(@Robbie9Fowler) is slow to hear the breaking news: “Spurs sacked AVB?”

Former England captain Michael Vaughan ‏(@MichaelVaughan) can’t understand the decision: “So AVB gets £100m to spend…three months later he gets sacked..!!!!!! Do not understand the logic in that……”

Ex-Spurs chairman and Villas-Boas detractor Lord Sugar ‏(@Lord_Sugar) wants the club to make an in-house appointment: “Spurs need to put Les Ferdinand and Tim Sherwood in charge for a while.”

Tottenham legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) would like to see Glenn Hoddle back at White Hart Lane: “AVB has been sacked by Spurs. Would love to see Glenn Hoddle given another chance at this level. Has a brilliant football mind.2”

But Sugar ‏(@Lord_Sugar) doesn’t agree: “@GaryLineker Hoddle. Leave off Gary!”

However, Lineker ‏(@GaryLineker) has the final say: “RT @Lord_Sugar: @GaryLineker Hoddle . Leave off Gary < When non football people decide, they go for the likes of Cristian Gross."

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