Spurs boss heavy favourite to be sacked

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has been made outright favourite to be the next Premier League manager sacked by every leading bookmaker in the United Kingdom, after suffering a crushing 5-0 defeat to Liverpool yesterday.

Villas-Boas has already come under pressure this season following a 6-0 thrashing at Manchester City last month, while losses to London rivals Arsenal and West Ham United also left considerable questions over his position.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has given no public indication that Villas-Boas has cause for concern, but a home humiliation by Liverpool has proved enough for the bookies to make him overwhelming leader in the sack race.

The former Chelsea and Porto chief is a shortest price 1/4 to get the chop with Ladbrokes, SkyBet and Stan James, with West Ham boss Sam Allardyce his closest rival at a whopping 8/1 with Bet Victor.

Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay is third in the sack race, while Manchester United boss David Moyes is well out in the distance at 33/1 with Ladbrokes.

Villas-Boas was in defiant mood at White Hart Lane last night despite the heavy defeat to the Reds, insisting that he is "not a quitter" and will not resign despite his perilous position.

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