Spurs sack AVB

first_img The humiliation by Liverpool, which followed a 6-0 drubbing by Manchester City last month, appears to have been the final straw for the Spurs chairman Daniel Levy who delivered the coup de grace in person at the club’s training ground in Enfield. Tottenham said in a statement: “The club can announce that agreement has been reached with head coach, Andre Villas-Boas, for the termination of his services. “The decision was by mutual consent and in the interests of all parties.” Villas-Boas, who was able to say farewell to the players before his departure, leaves after 18 months in the post. Bookmakers have installed Capello as the early favourite. Although he is currently Russia’s head coach and due to take them to the World Cup finals, Franco Baldini, his former assistant at England, is Spurs’ technical director, and Capello was at White Hart Lane yesterday commentating for Italian television. Other names linked with the post include former Tottenham striker Jurgen Klinsmann, currently coach of the USA, and a possible return for Hoddle. He was in charge at Spurs between 2001 and 2003 but has not been in club management since Wolves in 2006. However, Gary Lineker was among those backing the former England boss. Lineker said on Twitter: “Would love to see Glenn Hoddle given another chance at this level. Has a brilliant football mind.” The 36-year-old’s spell as Tottenham manager came to an abrupt end after the club announced he had been sacked, a day after Spurs’ 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool. Tim Sherwood, who is already on the coaching staff at White Hart Lane, is set to be in charge for the Capital One Cup quarter-final at home against West Ham on Wednesday and perhaps for longer in an interim role. There are also whispers that Southampton’s Pochettino, who has been hugely impressive at St Mary’s, has attracted Levy’s admiration though he is known to be fiercely loyal to Saints chairman Nicola Cortese. Guus Hiddink’s agent has ruled the Dutchman out of the running – he is taking over as Holland coach after the World Cup. Cees van Nieuwenhuizen told Press Association Sport: “I would be surprised if (Hiddink) went to Spurs. I could hardly imagine that happening. “He has just signed a contract with Holland and he has also turned down offers from other countries recently to coach them at the World Cup so I wouldn’t take any talk of Guus going to Tottenham seriously.” Swansea boss Michael Laudrup’s agent has also insisted the Dane is committed to staying at his club until the end of the season. Spurs are currently seventh in the table, two points ahead of Manchester United, and won their Europa League group with a 100 per cent record, scoring 15 goals and conceding just two in six games. Villas-Boas also had a good record overall as Tottenham manager, averaging 1.83 points per league match, and a win ratio of more than 53 per cent, the highest of all Spurs bosses in the Premier League era. Although the Portuguese manager did spend heavily over the summer, to the tune of £108million with seven new players coming in as Tottenham reinvested Gareth Bale’s enormous transfer fee, some of the signings were made over his head and that led to a breakdown in the relationship with the club’s hierarchy. Spurs midfielder Mousa Dembele admitted that the defeat by Liverpool had been humiliating. “It was one of the worst games I have been involved in,” the former Fulham midfielder said. “We are very disappointed in ourselves. Liverpool were much stronger than us and showed much more character than us. We are going to speak to each other, it is clear that we need to talk to each other. “Last year, against the top teams, we were stronger. It is difficult to say why it is like this now but we have to look at ourselves.” Earlier, Harry Redknapp – sacked as Tottenham manager in 2012 after failing to qualify for the Champions League – had said Levy should give his successor Villas-Boas more time. Redknapp told talkSPORT: “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.” Tottenham confirmed their former midfielder Sherwood will lead an interim coaching team. In a short statement, Tottenham said: “The club can announce that Tim Sherwood, Chris Ramsey and Les Ferdinand will take charge of the first team whilst the club progresses discussions. Steffen Freund and Tony Parks continue as part of the coaching staff. “Jose Mario Rocha, Luis Martins and Daniel Sousa leave the coaching staff and we wish them well for the future.” Press Association Fabio Capello, Glenn Hoddle and Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino have emerged as contenders for the Tottenham manager’s position after Spurs sacked Andre Villas-Boas.last_img read more

GAA NEWS: DISAPPOINTMENT FOR URRIS U13’S AS THEY LOSE COUNTY FINAL

first_imgU13 BOYS Division 3 SHIELD FINAL: The boys played Glenswilly in Glenswilly on Sunday in the final, final score Glenswilly 3-07 Urris 2-05.Hard luck boys but a great achievement in reaching a final. Thanks to all the boys for the effort given of late and to Barney Friel, Adrian Doherty, Sean Mc Daid & Donal Kelly for all their hard work with this team. After the game Donegal captain Michael Murphy came into the Urris dressing room and said he was very impressive with this team and told them to keep up the effort as they move to U14 next year.MATCH”N” WIN: November 12th: No jackpot winner——–numbers drawn: 7, 14, 19 & 23. €15 winners:Caoimhe Doherty, Middletown, Malin Head.Sammy Harkin, Urris.Nathan Doherty, Corvish, Carndonagh.Kathleen, Elisha & Caitlin, C/o Bingo.Fearghal Harkin, Annaugh.Jackpot next week €2,180. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support the club in this weekly draw.UNDER AGE TRAINING: U6, U8 & U10 Training: Training for U6 & U8 (2016 season) resumes this Friday, Nov 20th in Clonmany Community Centre. Astro for U8 and inside for U6 at 5.30 to 6.30pm. €2 per child please contact Nichola Donaghey for more details on 0866030736.U10 Boys & Girls: Also, training for both resumes this Saturday, Nov 21st at 11 am to 12 noon in the Clonmany Community Centre on astro. €2 per week. Please contact Siobhan Devlin and Danny Kelly for more details. More help is required as our numbers are very big so if anyone can spare a free hour please let any of the coaches know. CLUB MERCHANDISE: Club Merchandise for Christmas: With Christmas just weeks away—-see our club merchandise on our facebook page, which can now be ordered. Shown is under age but can be ordered for adults too. Get your orders in to Nichola on 0866030736.BINGO: Bingo every Thursday night in St. Mary’s Hall, Clonmany at 9pm. Please bring a family friend along.DATE FOR THE DIARY: Under age presentations in the Strand Hotel on Friday December 4th and Club AGM on Sunday December 6th. Any motions for the AGM to Club Secretary, David Hession by Friday November 27th:GAA NEWS: DISAPPOINTMENT FOR URRIS U13’S AS THEY LOSE COUNTY FINAL was last modified: November 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAASportlast_img read more