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Franco Baldini

Tottenham signings, including Erik Lamela and Roberto Soldado, must improve dramatically - or Franco Baldini could follow way of Andre Villas-Boas

Baldini oversaw nearly £110m in player sales but their failure to fire has seen Villas-Boas sacked

Andre Villas-Boas on the touchline during Spurs' 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Liverpool

Andre Villas-Boas sacked: Former Tottenham manager could never extract the required spark from his players

Andre Villas-Boas pays price for failing to strike the right balance

Former midfielder Tim Sherwood will be in charge for the next two games, taking over from Andre Villas-Boas

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Former midfielder Tim Sherwood is in charge of the next two games, including West Ham on Wednesday

Tottenham's manager Andre Villas-Boas puts his arms out in frustration on Sunday

Andre Villas-Boas sacked: Manager paid price for making football 'too complicated' at Tottenham

Spurs suffered a humiliating 5-0 defeat to Liverpool at the weekend

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The former Spurs manager felt his successor could turn things around

Andre Villas-Boas sacked: Guus Hiddink ruled out of Tottenham running by agent

Spurs are seeking a replacement after terminating AVB's contract

Glenn Hoddle

Andre Villas-Boas sacked: Gary Lineker backs Glenn Hoddle to be new Tottenham manager

Spurs have begun their search for a replacement

Andre Villas-Boas's future at Tottenham is in doubt after the humiliating 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool
Andre Villas-Boas's future at Tottenham is in doubt after the humiliating 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool

Tottenham 0 Liverpool 5: Andre Villas-Boas insists he remains the man to lead Spurs, despite second thrashing in three weeks

Fans have called for the Portuguese's head after humiliating defeat at White Hart Lane

The Sport Matrix: Monday 16 December 2013

Pressure piles on Villas-Boas after humiliating defeat

Luis Suarez has been singled out by Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas as posing the biggest threat to Spurs

Tottenham v Liverpool: Spurs' hopes of breaking into the top-four rest on nullifying the unstoppable Luis Suarez

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Tottenham v Liverpool: Danny Rose admits he doesn't know if Andre Villas-Boas will sign another left-back, but says he'll be the first to know

Rose made his comeback from a three-month injury lay-off in the 4-1 win over Anzhi and has set his sights on making the left-back position his own

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas wants to avoid a last 32 draw against Porto in the hope that he faces his former club in the Europa League final

Tottenham 4 Anzhi Makhachkala 1: Andre Villas-Boas wants to avoid last 32 draw with Porto in hope of a dream final against his former club

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