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Tottenham boss: Ferguson would do a better job at Spurs than me

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Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has responded to suggestions that former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson should take his job - by surprisingly agreeing that the switch could work.

Villas-Boas is under pressure following his side's 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City on Sunday.

The north London club beat Norwegian outfit Tromso 2-0 in the Europa League last night as they secured top spot in Group K with a game to go - but the Spurs boss will need a result against Manchester United on Sunday if he is to keep the wolves from the door for another week.

In the aftermath of the defeat against Manchester City, former Tottenham chairman Lord Alan Sugar - an ardent critic of Villas-Boas in the past - stated his belief that Ferguson should be coaxed out of retirement to take over White Hart Lane.

Speaking after his side's win against Tromso, Villas-Boas admitted that wouldn't be a bad idea.

The 36-year-old joked: "I think it is pretty fair [to say Ferguson could do better]"

"With the record Ferguson has, he would be a pretty good manager in any club in the world."

Spurs are currently eight points adrift of Premier League leaders and rivals Arsenal - but only two points off Manchester City in 4th place with 12 games gone.

‘I am very happy with the players,’ AVB continued.

‘Obviously the opponent we have on Sunday is the biggest that we can have in Manchester United.

‘But to prepare for that game, it was important to get back to winning ways and to bounce back in the right way.’

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