Despite losing his best player and having to integrate seven new additions to his squad, Andre Villas-Boas was given just 16 league matches before getting sacked. Though Villas-Boas goes out with the highest winning percentage of any Spurs manager in the last 100 years, the club's 5-0 loss to Liverpool proved to be the final indignity in the Portuguese's second London dismissal.
As it turns out, there were a number of warning signs that doom was on the horizon for Villas-Boas. These are a few...
November 28 — Villas-Boas has a Tromso fan moved for singing "You'll be sacked in the morning" at him. Note that the song does not necessarily specify what morning.
December 11 — Spurs training session turns into a scene from horror film The Mist. Andre is cold and alone.
December 12 — Though Spurs beat Anzhi 4-1 in the Europa League, Villas-Boas still looks queasy.
December 15 — A wild-eyed Brendan Rodgers, dressed in black, gives Villas-Boas the handshake of death and growls, "YOU'RE NEXT."
December 15 — Andre is left speechless by the 5-0 thumping that also includes a red card for Paulinho.
December 16 — As the song goes, Villas-Boas was, in fact, sacked in the morning.
The lesson here? Brendan Rodgers is terrifying.
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