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Football: Sacked Villas-Boas needed more time, says Redknapp

Published on Dec 17, 2013 6:10 AM
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File photograph shows Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas reacting following their English Premier League soccer match defeat to Liverpool at White Hart Lane in London on Dec 15, 2013. Villas-Boas deserved more time to work with and develop the Tottenham Hotspur squad, Harry Redknapp said on the day his successor was fired as manager. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Andre Villas-Boas deserved more time to work with and develop the Tottenham Hotspur squad, Harry Redknapp said on the day his successor was fired as manager.

Three heavy defeats in two months, the most recent a 5-0 mauling by Liverpool at White Hart Lane on Sunday, resulted in the sack for Villas-Boas with his expensively-assembled team lying a disappointing seventh in the Premier League table.

Spurs were also thrashed 6-0 at Manchester City three weeks ago and suffered the embarrassment of a 3-0 home defeat by struggling West Ham United in October but Redknapp felt it was too early to jettison the young Portuguese.

"I think people are over-reacting too quickly," he told Talksport Radio on Monday. "You lose a couple of games now and you're in trouble, it shouldn't be like that.

 
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