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Spurs’ wait for first win sees Villas-Boas cut to be first boss ousted

| 02.09.2012

Andre Villas- Boas has substantially shortened to be the first Premier League managerial casualty of the season as his wait for a first success at Tottenham continues.

A failure to beat Norwich at White Hart Lane means Spurs have made their worst start to a campaign in four years and as a result, Villas-Boas is now just 6/1 to be first Premier League manager to leave their current post.

This price was 14/1 before kick-off in the draw with Norwich.

Tottenham have just two points from their opening three games, with a failure to defend for the full 90 minutes part of their problem.

In all three games Tottenham have conceded in the final ten minutes, throwing away five points in the process.

Villas-Boas has asked for the Spurs fans to remain patient as the club’s hopes for another top-four finish threaten to go up in smoke early, with supporters already booing the new boss at the final whistle.

Moussa Dembele provided a rare bit of good news with a debut goal and AVB will be praying that the midfielder, along with fellow new recruit Clint Dempsey, quickly adapt to their new club.

If they don’t, Villas-Boas could end up down the same path as the last time he managed in London, when failing to see out a first season at Chelsea.

It is just 5/6 that Villas-Boas is still in charge at Christmas and given the amount he has been allowed to spend by Daniel Levy, he is likely to be given time to transfer his style on the squad.

Meanwhile, the price is 2/1 that Villas-Boas sees out the whole season at Tottenham.

Up next for Tottenham is a potentially tricky visit to Reading, a game which Spurs are 8/11 to hand Vilas-Boas his valuable first win in charge.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.