Tottenham have sacked manager Andre Villas-Boas in the wake of Sunday’s 5-0 Premier League thrashing by Liverpool.
The loss was the club’s worst at White Hart Lane in 16 years and left them seventh in the table – eight points behind leaders Arsenal.
Former Chelsea boss Villas-Boas, 36, took over at Tottenham in July 2012. “The club can announce that agreement has been reached with head coach Andre Villas-Boas for the termination of his services”, said a Spurs statement.
“The decision was by mutual consent and in the interests of all parties”.
Villas-Boas was dismissed by Chelsea in March 2012 after just over eight months in charge at Stamford Bridge, and he was hoping to rebuild his reputation at Tottenham.
He won 53.7% of his league games in charge, which is the highest of any Spurs manager since the Premier League era began in 1992.
But Villas-Boas had come under increasing pressure in recent weeks as his side struggled to keep pace with the top four in the league.
Tottenham lost 6-0 to Manchester City on 24 November and, despite a draw against Manchester United and wins at Fulham and Sunderland, the defeat by Liverpool proved the final straw for the Spurs hierarchy.