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Tottenham fans call for AVB explanation

ESPN staff
December 20, 2013
Spurs search for new manager

The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust has called on chairman Daniel Levy to explain the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas and also outline "his plans moving forward."

Villas-Boas parted company with Tottenham on Monday after Sunday's 5-0 Premier League defeat at home to Liverpool, and Tim Sherwood has since been placed in temporary charge.

The likes of Ajax's Frank de Boer and former Spurs boss Glenn Hoddle have been linked with the vacant role, although it is unclear when an appointment will be made.

The Times quotes the club's main fan group as frustrated by the lack of communication from Levy and Spurs' parent company Enic.

"Following the departure of Andre Villas-Boas on Monday morning and defeat in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday evening, the Board of THST believe it is paramount that the chairman, Levy, explain[s] the rationale behind the manager's dismissal and his plans moving forward," the Trust said in a statement.

"We believe that now, more than at any time during Enic's ownership, the level of frustration and anger being shown by fans renders this request fully warranted. It is made in the best interests of our club."

The Times also reports that Villas-Boas has been approached by AC Milan, whose current coach Massimiliano Allegri is under pressure following a disappointing 2013-14 season so far.

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