Andre Villas-Boas today departed Tottenham, a day after they lost 5-0 to Liverpool. Here, we take a closer at the former Chelsea and Porto manager.
1977: Born in Porto on October 17.
1993: Invited to work as a trainee with FC Porto's youth-team coaches by manager Sir Bobby Robson.
1994: Achieves UEFA C coaching licence in Scotland.
2000: Takes charge of the British Virgin Islands for two international matches. Both end in defeat.
2002: Becomes part of Jose Mourinho's backroom staff at Porto.
2004: Follows Mourinho to Chelsea, where he works as an opposition scout.
2008: Moves with Mourinho to Inter Milan.
2009: Appointed manager of Academica in October, with the club bottom of the table and without a win. Villas-Boas guides them to an 11th-place finish and a Portuguese League Cup semi-final.
2010: June 2 - Appointed manager of boyhood club Porto.
August 7 - Wins Portuguese Supercup with 2-0 victory over Benfica.
2011: April 3 - Leads Porto to their 25th league title, finishing with their biggest ever winning margin of 21 points.
May 18 - Porto win the Europa League with a 1-0 triumph over fellow Portuguese side Braga.
May 22 - Guides Porto to a trophy treble with a comprehensive 6-2 win over Vitoria de Guimaraes in Portuguese Cup final.
June 21 - Porto confirm Villas-Boas has tendered his resignation and his contract will be terminated once his 15million euros release clause has been paid. Porto later announce they have received the required compensation, with Chelsea releasing a short statement confirming their interest in Villas-Boas and their intention to agree personal terms in the near future.
June 22 - Appointed Chelsea manager on a three-year contract.
June 30 - Wins first piece of silverware as Chelsea manager, taking the Barclays Asia Trophy.
2012: February 21 - Leaves Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard and Michael Essien out of the team as Chelsea fall to a 3-1 defeat in their first leg Champions League tie with Napoli. Chelsea now have a record of one win in the last seven games and is under pressure at the club from fans and players alike with Ashley Cole in particular criticising his tactics.
March 4 - Sacked by Chelsea a day after a 1-0 defeat at West Brom.
July 3 - Confirmed as Tottenham's new head coach.
August 18 - Loses first competitive game in charge of Tottenham, 2-1 to Newcastle.
September 29 - Guides Tottenham to their first win at Old Trafford in 23 years, beating Manchester United 3-2.
November 17 - Sees his Spurs side squander a lead to lose a dramatic North London derby 5-2 to Arsenal.
2013: May 19 - Tottenham win their final game of the season, 1-0 against Sunderland, to reach 72 points but they miss out on the Champions League as Arsenal beat Newcastle 1-0. It is the largest points haul not to qualify for the Champions League in Premier League history.
August 16 - Reveals he turned down offers from Paris St Germain and Real Madrid to remain at Tottenham.
September 1 - Real Madrid announce the signing of Tottenham's Gareth Bale in a deal worth a reported 100 million euros. Tottenham use that money to sign a wealth of players led by Roberto Soldado, Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela and Paulinho, with many believing the squad is stronger despite the loss of its star player.
Oct 6 - After a strong start, a 3-0 home defeat to West Ham raises the first questions over Tottenham's strengths as they struggle to score goals.
Nov 24 - Tottenham suffer a humiliating 6-0 thrashing away to Manchester City.
Dec 12 - A convincing 4-1 victory over Anzhi Makhachkala sees Tottenham advance in the Europa League and appears to ease concerns over their attacking potency.
Dec 15 - A 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool increases the pressure on Villas-Boas.
Dec 16 - Villas-Boas departs Tottenham after the club reach an agreement to terminate his services.
Who will replace AVB at Tottenham?
Who will replace AVB at Tottenham?
1/9 FABIO CAPELLO
The former England manager already has his long-time right-hand man Franco Baldini as the club's technical director. Will surely be reluctant to leave his current post as manager of Russia so soon out from the World Cup. Might be a likelier candidate after the tournament.
2/9 FRANCO BALDINI
Baldini has plenty of top-level experience, albeit not as a manager. He has served the likes of Real Madrid and England with Capello, and has signed a lot of the Tottenham squad. If he fancies being a manager, this may be his chance. GETTY IMAGES
3/9 MICHAEL LAUDRUP
His record at Swansea has been impeccable and includes silverware in the shape of the League Cup, which leads to the Dane being linked with just about every vacancy that comes up. This one could be big enough to tempt him. Has a reputation for playing good football and would doubtless be a good appointment. GETTY IMAGES
4/9 GUUS HIDDINK
Hiddink is a seasoned trouble-shooter and is currently out of work after a well-travelled and successful career - although he will start a second spell with Holland after the World Cup so would only be a short-term fix. Has managed in the Premier League before with Chelsea. GETTY IMAGES
5/9 TIM SHERWOOD
The former Spurs midfielder works for the club in a technical coaching role and has the benefit of knowing the players. Could make a decent short-term option. GETTY IMAGES
6/9 ROBERTO DI MATTEO
Has plenty of experience of picking up the pieces of a Villas-Boas job, having replaced him at Chelsea and going on to win the Champions League with his squad of players. Sacked by Chelsea a year ago and has not worked since, but if Spurs want him they may have to move fast as he is being linked with a move to old club West Brom. GETTY IMAGES
7/9 MARTIN JOL
Well liked by Spurs fans and currently out of work following his sacking by Fulham. Appointing their former manager would probably be viewed as a step backward however. GETTY IMAGES
8/9 SIR ALEX FERGUSON
The most unlikely appointment among these candidates would see Ferguson come out of retirement to take charge at White Hart Lane. There's no indication he would like to, but his friend and former Tottenham owner Alan Sugar has said the former Manchester United manager would be his favoured appointment. AFP/GETTY IMAGES
9/9 GLENN HODDLE
Another former manager who will find himself linked with the role is Glenn Hoddle. Former Spurs striker Gary Lineker was quick to back the out-of-work former England manager: 'Would love to see Glenn Hoddle given another chance at this level. Has a brilliant football mind', he wrote on Twitter. GETTY IMAGES