Tottenham ace: No Spurs player is happy to see AVB go

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Brad Friedel says that none of the Tottenham players are happy that Andre Villas-Boas is no longer in charge of the north London side.

The Portuguese head coach had his contract terminated by 'mutual consent' after 17 months in charge at White Hart Lane following Spurs' 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Liverpool on Sunday.

Tottenham currently sit in 7th place in the Premier League, and despite the heavy defeat are just five points adrift of the top four spot they covet so badly.

Former midfielder and technical director Tim Sherwood has been placed in charge for Tottenham's Capital One Cup quarter final against West Ham at White Hart Lane with some suggestions he could be handed the role on a permanent basis.

Despite rumours of bust-ups with striker Emmanuel Adebayor and coach Steffen Freund, Friedel insists there isn't a player in the Spurs squad who is happy to see the former Chelsea coach depart.

“I think all the players in the changing room really wanted things to work out for Andre," he told Fox Sports.

"From day one that he came to the club, open door policy, very good communication with the players. None of us were happy to see him go.

“In saying that, we still have to continue to have a very good team spirit, which I know we will. We have a lot of quality in the changing room.

“I’m sure the board are going to be hiring a very good manager to take us forward, who the players will all be behind again, because, at the end of the day, we are employed by Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, not by the manager they’re bringing in.”

Sherwood is currently the bookies favourite to take on the role full-time having joined the Spurs coaching staff in 2008, while former midfielder Glen Hoddle, Swansea manager Michael Laudrup and Ajax boss Frank de Boer are also said to be in the running.

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