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Tottenham Hotspurs midfielder Mousa Dembele has said the sacking of manager Andre Villas-Boas has affected the whole squad, according to the Evening Standard.
The Belgian told the newspaper: "I think everyone feels guilty and that’s a normal thing. It’s a team sport, it’s not one guy who is responsible, everybody is.
“It has been very tough [over the past few days]. We’re used to training under Villas-Boas and see him every day. It’s a new change so we have to adapt. We’re used to another manager and now we have this one, but everybody is still positive. You could see that out on the pitch [against West Ham]."
Former Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas only wanted to sign three of the seven players that Spurs bought in the summer, along with Hulk, Joao Moutinho and David Villa, according to the Daily Mail.
The Portuguese manager was dismissed on Monday after seeming to question the club's player recruitment policy following Sunday's crushing defeat against Liverpool.
It's thought that from the seven new players brought in by Spurs in the summer, Villas-Boas was only keen to sign Roberto Soldado, Paulinho and Etienne Capoue
Glenn Hoddle has been backed to revive Tottenham by his former Spurs team-mate Ossie Ardiles. The former England boss was in charge at Spurs between 2001 and 2003 but has not been in club management since Wolves in 2006.
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Fabio Capello was at White Hart Lane yesterday to watch Spurs lose 5-0 against Liverpool and is now favourite to replace Andre Villas-Boas.
The Italian's former right hand man Franco Baldini is already at Spurs as technical director, of course.
Jamie Redknapp, football pundit and son of former Spurs boss Harry, says Andre Villas-Bonas has "paid the price" for "dismantling one of the best teams" the club ever had.
Jamie told Sky Sports News:
Jamie, who played for Spurs between 2002 to 2005, says the club's technical director Franco Baldini should also be held accountable.
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Sunderland manager Gus Poyet, a former Spurs player and coach, also thinks Villas-Boas did not get the time he needed to mould his team.
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Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini, who led his team to a 6-0 thrashing of Spurs last month, has spoken out about Villas-Boas' dismissal:
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Tottenham have sacked manager Andre Villas-Boas in the wake of their 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool. So, who will be his replacement?