When Harry Redknapp was dismissed from the Tottenham coaching position, Daniel Levy decided to bring in Andre Villas-Boas for a reason. He needed to build an exciting team that played good, open and aggressive football along with a certain level of competency in Europe. And AVB was the perfect solution. The former Porto coach had a torrid time at Chelsea which revealed his inexperience in dressing room politics although this did not undermine the brilliant success that he brought to Porto when he was in Portugal. At Tottenham, the Portuguese trainer decided to go slowly as he proceeded to shift out the older players to blend in the youth. However, after another failure to qualify for Europe’s top competition, AVB has decided that time has come for drastic changes and has reportedly put up as many as 10 main team players on the transfer market.
With players like William Gallas and David Bentley already leaving the club, Scott Parker, Jermain Defoe, Emmanuel Adebayor, Tom Huddlestone, Benoit Assou Ekotto and 5 other players find themselves on the can-be-sold list. Even seasoned premier league players like Adebayor and Parker have found out that the past counts for nothing as their poor performances in the previous season have landed them in their current predicament. But surprisingly Defoe who was the team’s leading striker last season has found no mercy.