Harry Redknapp said Andre Villas-Boas deserved 'more time', just before Tottenham sacked him
The former Spurs manager felt his successor could turn things around
Harry Redknapp said that Andre Villas-Boas deserved “more time” at Tottenham, just before it was announced that the Portuguese manager had been sacked.
The current QPR manager was speaking to talkSPORT just before Tottenham made the announcement which followed Spurs' 5-0 huimbling by Liverpool at the weekend.
"I think people are over-reacting too quickly," he said.
"You lose a couple of games now and you're in trouble, it shouldn't be like that.
"You either think somebody is good at their job or not and when you appoint someone you should give them time and let them do the job."
Redknapp, who was dismissed by Spurs so that they could bring Villas-Boas in, even backed his successor to turn things around at Spurs.
"I'm sure Villas-Boas will pull through it, if you give him time they will come back.
"Whether they'll make the Champions League places this season, I'm not sure, it'll be very tight.
"But it's far too early for people to start wanting to pull the plug on him, you've got to give him time and see what he can do."
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