Tottenham boss heading for the sack - reports

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Tottenham Hotspur are likely to sack Andre Villas-Boas in the summer following a break-down in the relationship between the Portuguese boss and chairman Daniel Levy, claim Goal.

The website report that Villas-Boas was unhappy with the way in which the money Spurs received from the sale of Gareth Bale was spent over the summer, and that he is unlikely to last beyond the summer.

In another extraordinary claim, Goal state that former player and manager Glen Hoddle is being lined up as his replacement - despite the fact he hasn't managed in the Premier League since he left Wolves in 2006.

They add that the only reason Villas-Boas hasn't been sacked already is because of a prohibitive clause in his contract which would mean Tottenham would have to fork out a large sum of money.

Using a 'close friend' as a source, Goal claim that Villas-Boas believes he would have been  sacked were it not for the pay-out he would be in line to receive.

The extraordinary claims made by Goal come at a surprising time given the the former Chelsea coach has guided Spurs to back-to-back wins on the road that leave them just three points off 2nd placed Liverpool - who they face on Sunday.

Villas-Boas came under pressure following his side's capitulation in their 6-0 defeat against Manchester City last month.

Since then Spurs have fought back and are now unbeaten in four games in all competitions, a run which includes a 2-2 draw with Manchester United and a victory against Tromso in the Europa League which means they are still unbeaten in the competition.

Spurs face West Ham in the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup next week and have drawn Arsenal in the 3rd round of the FA Cup.

Goal claim that the response to the defeat against Manchester City has done nothing to quell the tension between the manager and the board. 

Villas-Boas for his part is reportedly unhappy with the lack of backing he has received over the issue of troublesome striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

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