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The Portuguese manager gave Villas-Boas just 45 minutes of action this season having isolated him from the first-team squad

Roberto Soldado celebrates the first of his three goals for Tottenham Hotspur last night

Tottenham Hotspur 4 Anzhi Makhachkala 1 match report: Roberto Soldado hat-trick is icing on cake for sublime Spurs

Spaniard leads the way as Premier League side produce one of their best attacking displays of the season

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Tottenham to use controversial blood-spinning technique to speed Jan Vertonghen return

The defender is suffering from ankle ligament damage

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Transfer news: Tottenham target Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez as replacement for Jermain Defoe

The England striker is growing frustrated with the lack of playing time this season

Tottenham's Lewis Holtby celebrates his winner, as Maarten Stekelenburg sinks to his knees

Lewis Holtby claims 'bad mood' outside Tottenham camp has seen players 'stick' with Andre Villas-Boas

Spurs recorded a much needed victory after coming from behind to beat Fulham

Andre Villas-Boas gestures to his players

Andre Villas-Boas noncommittal on whether Jermain Defoe will keep his place ahead of Roberto Soldado following victory over Fulham

Spurs manager selects striker Jermain Defoe ahead of £26m Roberto Soldado as his side win first league match in five

Sam Allardyce has said Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has shown his 'immaturity' by responding to criticism from Alan Sugar and some journalists

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has shown his 'immaturity' with angry reaction to criticism, says West Ham manager Sam Allardyce

Villas-Boas hit out at both Alan Sugar and journalists who have criticised him recently but Allardyce claims you have to take it on the chin

Andre Villas-Boas spoke of his frustration after Sunday's draw with Manchester United

Tottenham Hotspur 2 Manchester United 2: 'I don't feel I have been given enough respect,' states Andre Villas-Boas

Manager shows his frustration after Spurs' 2-2 draw with Manchester United

Andre Villas-Boas before kick-off against Tromso with his opposite number Steinar Nilsen

How a Norwegian hairdresser showed Tottenham manager Andre-Villas Boas is not 'immune' from criticism after all

AVB didn't take kindly to hearing chants he would be 'getting sacked in the morning'

Sir Alex Ferguson

Former Tottenham chairman Alan Sugar wants Sir Alex Ferguson to come out of retirement and replace Andre Villas-Boas

There has been speculation over the future of AVB following Spurs' 6-0 defeat to Manchester City

Andre Villas-Boas has briefly discussed the 6-0 defeat to Manchester City with the board

Andre Villas-Boas 'immune' to criticism and claims Tottenham still have total confidence in him

There has been speculation over his future since the 6-0 defeat to Manchester City

Could David Ginola replace Andre Villas-Boas as Tottenham manager? The former Spurs winger seems happy to do so

The Frenchman has confirmed his desire to one day lead his former club but will have to wait at least eight months, but will Villas-Boas last that long?

Andre Villas-Boas the manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur

Andre Villas-Boas future: Tottenham to give manager more time to prove himself

Rumours have circulated that the former Chelsea manager could be sacked following the 6-0 defeat to Manchester City

Emmanuel Adebayor shares a happy moment with Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas

Manchester City v Tottenham: Emmanuel Adebayor in line to make surprise Spurs return against old club

Striker has not played a single minute this season

Emmanuel Adebayor

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor could return against Manchester City, reveals Andre Villas-Boas

It was thought the former Arsenal player would not appear for Spurs again

Andre Villas-Boas's side have just six league goals from open play

Misfiring Tottenham attack heads list of problems for manager Andre Villas-Boas

Andre Villas-Boas’s side have just six league goals from open play

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