FACTBOX: Soccer sacked Tottenham Hotspur F.C. manager Andre Villas-Boas

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Andre Villas-Boas who was sacked as Tottenham Hotspur F.C. manager.(Photo:Reuters) Andre Villas-Boas who was sacked as Tottenham Hotspur F.C. manager.(Photo:Reuters)
SummaryAndre Villas-Boas was sacked as Tottenham Hotspur F.C. manager on Monday.

club in 2003.

He faced a daunting task in replacing Italian Carlo Ancelotti, who had won the Premier League and FA Cup in his first season in charge, and in rejuvenating an ageing squad who had ended the previous season trophyless.

The Portuguese came under increasing scrutiny as Chelsea's form slumped while media reported a rift with several senior players.

He was heavily criticised for leaving out established first-teamers Frank Lampard, Michael Essien and Ashley Cole as Chelsea suffered a 3-1 defeat to Napoli in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash.

A 3-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers the following weekend bought him a brief stay of execution but his demise was assured when Chelsea lost 1-0 to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

Was given a second chance in English football by Tottenham Hotspur F.C., who appointed him as replacement for Harry Redknapp in July 2012.

In late September led Spurs to their first win over Manchester United at Old Trafford in 23 years.

Missed out on a spot in the Champions League to bitter rivals Arsenal by a single point, and saw star player Gareth Bale leave for Real Madrid for a world record transfer fee shortly after start of the 2013/14 season.

Struggled to bed in seven new arrivals at White Hart Lane and oversaw a shock 3-0 loss at White Hart Lane to West Ham United and 6-0 thrashing at Manchester City.

Left Tottenham Hotspur F.C. following a 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool which left them in seventh spot, eight points behind leaders Arsenal.

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