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Hoddle backed to revive Spurs by former team mate

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.

For me, the man for the job is Glenn Hoddle. I think he is a wonderful manager and he is a lot more mature, so I think he will be a wonderful choice.

He knows everything about the Premier League and Spurs especially.

I believe whoever is the manager will have a wonderful, wonderful squad. They have one of the best squads in the Premier League in fact.

Unfortunately, things have not gone right this season, but in terms of the quality of our players it is absolutely second to none.

– Ossie Ardiles, speaking to TalkSPORT

Read: Who will replace Andre Villas-Boas?


Jamie Redknapp: AVB's 'paid the price'

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:

"When you get beat 5-0 at home it's a bit of a tell-tale sign.

It's not something Tottenham fans are accustomed to and I feel sorry to a certain extent for the fans.

Having seen the team that was built- you look at Gareth Bale on the wing- and you've ended up with players who aren't in the same league."

Jamie, who played for Spurs between 2002 to 2005, says the club's technical director Franco Baldini should also be held accountable.

"They've decided for one reason or another to dismantle one of the best sides Tottenham ever had over the last couple of years.

The players that have been brought in have been nowhere near that level."

Your views on AVB's firing

You've been telling us what you think about the sacking of Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas.


@itvlondon I think it's a curse of the modern game plus an overly ambitious desire to get it all now. That said, AVB knew Levy had history.


@itvlondon no, his appointment was a step back, his sacking takes us back to square one - ie, back to a team that finished 4th, 5th, & 4th!


@itvlondon - AVB has been riding his luck since the Palace game. Cant score / defend, and Sunday was a clueless performance Glad he's gone!

Sunderland manager on AVB: 'Football is not nice anymore'

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.

"Nothing surprises me in football. Now, it's not nice. From the managers' point of view no, it is not nice.

We always want time, especially when you have just made a new team with plenty of new faces. Without any doubt, you need time.

But I don't know the reasons, so it's difficult to analyse."

Fans join the debate on AVB's sacking

Fans have been joining the debate on the firing of Tottenham's manager Andre Villas-Boas.

Have your say - tweet us @itvlondon or message us on our Facebook page.


Tottenham are fast turning into Dr Who, regenerating constantly and failing to travel back in time to the 60s


“@optajoe: 54% - Andre Villas-Boas has the best win percentage of any Tottenham manager in the Premier League. Departed.” Gutted


Gary Neville on AVB: PMs and presidents get 4/5 years for a reason!


So AVB gone now! Had to incorporate 7 new players which takes TIME/ TIME/ TIME! Rubbish! Let him finish his work!!


Prime Ministers and Presidents get 4/5 years for a reason!

Man City boss on AVB: 'He didn't have time'

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:

Always when a manager is sacked, I am surprised, especially when it is an important manager.

He is a very young manager, he has done very well with all the teams (he has managed) - Porto and here in England.

He didn't have time in both clubs but I am absolutely sure he will continue his career."

– Manuel Pellegrini

Redknapp said AVB 'deserved more time', just before Spurs sacked him

Harry Redknapp - sacked as Tottenham manager in 2012 - said the club should give his successor Villas-Boas more time just hours before he was sacked.

"I think people are over-reacting too quickly. You lose a couple of games now and you're in trouble, it shouldn't be like that.

"You either think somebody is good at their job or not and when you appoint someone you should give them time and let them do the job."

– Harry Redknapp

Lord Sugar: Ferdinand and Sherwood to replace AVB

Former Spurs chairman Lord Sugar called Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas "dead meat" after the club's 5-0 defeat yesterday.

This morning he's backing Les Ferdinand and Tim Sherwood to replace AVB.


Things would have to be dire like losing next 5 PL games for chairman to fire AVB. Les Ferdinand/Tim Sherwood would take temporary control


Spurs playing West Ham Wednesday in a cup game. I would have had us down to win that. If we lose that badly then I feel AVB is dead meat.

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