Posted: Mon December 16, 2013 9:30AM; Updated: Mon December 16, 2013 9:30AM

Tottenham fires manager Andre Villas-Boas

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Andre Villas-Boas is out as Tottenham manager in the aftermath of the club's 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool at home on Sunday.
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LONDON (AP) -- Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has been fired by the Premier League club a day after a 5-0 loss to Liverpool.

Tottenham says an "agreement has been reached" with Villas-Boas "for the termination of his services."

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Tottenham is seventh in the league after 16 games and has struggled despite spending more than $160 million on players in the offseason after selling star winger Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.

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