After Tottenham’s devastating 5-0 loss to Liverpool at White Hart Lane on the weekend, Daniel Levy and the rest of the Tottenham board have decided to end Andre Villas Boas’ contract with the club.
Despite over Villas Boas having the summer to truly revolutionise the Tottenham squad, with the Redknapp players such as Tom Huddlestone, Scott Parker and Jake Livermore, all leaving the club to make way for players such as Paulinho, Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen, we are yet to feature as a team.
Under AVB, we had absolutely no rhyme or tactics. Under Redknapp and Jol we were a fast and exciting team, renowned for our outstanding counter attacking style of play. Whilst under Andre, we have played a high line system, pressing the ball not allowing the opposition to play, so why did we sign players like Paulinho? Paulinho doesn’t work for the ball, he takes having possession for granted, but never seems motivated to get that possession himself and in a system where he’s mainly been played in a deeper partnership in the midfield, he must work for it.
It seems that Andre had this idea of how he wanted us to play and forced it upon the players, not allowing them to play the way in which they have for the rest of their careers and complicating the beautiful game, leading to a number of players clearly becoming disinterested with Andre and his philosophies.
It’s clear from recent performances that Andre had lost the dressing room, with the majority of our players looking completely disinterested in both the Liverpool and Manchester City matches, with their heads dropping after conceding the first goal. Under Redknapp, we’d go into half time 1-0 down, 2-0 down, come back out and look a different side, under Andre that never quite was the same, perhaps his hug with Gareth Bale on the side-lines last season demonstrated how he’d rather be ‘friends’ with the players, rather than their boss.
Nevertheless, Andre brought a number of memorable results to us, most of which being, our first win at Old Trafford since 1989 in possibly the greatest match I’ve ever witnessed in a Spurs shirt, winning 3-2. Whilst his performances against the media are well documented, coining the phrase, ‘we is the us, we are everyone at the club’.
Andre is still a young manager and definitely has what it takes to become a top manager, don’t forget that it was only this summer where PSG and Barcelona where interested in taking him on! Chelsea paid around £15 Million to get him out of his Porto contract, yet now he’s unemployed. He’s a lovely man and clearly has a deep passion for the game, I hope him all the best in the future and I’m sure that message is radiated throughout the Yid community.