Details emerging over the circumstances surrounding the sacking of Andre Villa-Boas by Spurs have confirmed that he lost his job after he told Club chairman he would not include Emmanuel Adebayor in his attacking plan.
According to the Independent, shortly after the 5-0 defeat against Liverpool on Sunday, Andre Villa-Boas had a meeting with the club chairman, Daniel Levy, and technical director, Franco Baldini on Sunday evening.
At the meeting, sources learnt that Villa-Boas was given the suggestion to try a different, more attacking approach as a solution to the goal drought Spurs have suffered since the beginning of the season. They have scored only 15 goals in 16 league games.
Although Adebayor’s name was not mentioned at all by either Daniel Levy or Franco Baldini, Villa-Boas interpreted their advice as a suggestion that he should bring back the Togolese striker and he told his bosses, quite frankly, that there was no way he was including Adebayor in his team.
That was said to be the tipping point for Daniel Levy to take the decision to sack Villa Boas.
Villa-Boas had refused to budge on certain issues and this behavior was perceived as an indication that he was challenging the management to sack him.
The club would probably appoint Tim Sherwood, the team’s club’s technical co-ordinator as the interim coach till the end of the season.
It has been confirmed that Sherwood would be in charge of Wednesday’s Capital One quarter-finals match against West Ham. He would also be in charge against the Premier league game on Sunday against Southampton.