Upon hearing the news of Andre Villas-Boas sacking on Monday afternoon, I couldn’t quite get the sense of incredulity at just how mad football has become out of my system.
Not only did the Portuguese tactician have a fantastic win percentage as Spurs manager but his board had just provided him with £100million worth of players that apparently he didn’t even mostly approve of.
Whilst AVB was under no illusions about the poor start his side had made to this season, there was still plenty of time to get things right and get this squad of undoubted talent to gel and yet Daniel Levy, in all his worldly wisdom, still felt he was unworthy of some much-needed time and patience. Sadly, this has what the Premier League and football in general has been reduced to by the perils of money. There’s little sense in the game anymore and what is left is mostly ignored.