Andre Villas-Boas new favourite to be next Premier League boss out
Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas is the new evens favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave his post after Coral took a string of bets on the Portuguese’s departure.
AVB looked safe in his position at 10/1 in the sack race market this morning, but has since leaped to favouritism ahead of Fulham’s Martin Jol, who is 6/4 to go next.
The 36-year-old apologised to the Lilywhites faithful after the humbling 6-0 defeat against Man City at the Etihad, which was Spurs’ worst reverse in the Premier League for 17 years.
Tottenham fans took to Twitter en masse afterwards to register their dissatisfaction with the former Chelsea coach, who risked the ire of his side’s home cheerleaders when questioning their support in the recent win against Hull at White Hart Lane.
There have been reports in the media since the mauling at City that Villas-Boas is under increasing pressure from the Tottenham board, as well as rumours that Spurs players are angry with their manager for saying they should be ashamed of their performance.
Defender Jan Vertonghen attempted to play down talk of rift between the playing and coaching staff, claiming the 14 men who featured against Manuel Pellegrini’s side were responsible for the loss.
Despite his centre-half’s helpful intervention, Villas-Boas now looks set to pay for Spurs’ disappointing start to a season that promised so much.
The loss of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid over the summer was tempered by the capture of eight players at a combined cost of over £100m, with Spanish forward Roberto Soldado in particular expected to bring plenty of goals after his £26m move from Valencia.
However, the 26-year-old’s form has been indicative of Spurs’ season, as Soldado has still only managed one goal from open play in his first 12 Premier League appearances and his employers are the joint-third lowest scorers in the top-flight.
A string of bets on Villas-Boas to be the next man out were taken around London, with many reported in the north London area near Tottenham.