Would former Barca player be a good replacement if AVB leaves Spurs?

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Since Manchester City thrashed Tottenham Hotspur 6-0 at the weekend, there have been question marks over AVB's future…

Andre Villas Boas is a man under pressure at the moment. After significant investment to the Tottenham squad over the summer, a lot was expected from them this season.

The start hasn't been awful, but the pressure has mounted after Sunday's devastating defeat against title rivals Manchester City. Before that game, Spurs had an exceptional defensive record, having only conceded one goal away from home all season. However they have struggled to find the net at the other end and a number of their expensive signings have yet to find their stride.

The Daily Mail have reported that Luis Enrique could be lined up to replace Andre Villas Boas if he were to depart.  It would be a huge surprise given his relatively brief experience as a manager. He managed Barcelona's B team from 2008 to 2011, and was earmarked as a potential manager of the first team.

However he left the club to go and manage Roma in Italy. He only lasted one season there though, and decided to leave off his own accord after failing to guide the side into the Champions League. The former Real Madrid and Barca player was then unemployed for a year.

He finally returned to management with Celta Vigo in June of this year. Celta Vigo are currently in 16th place in La Liga with 12 points from 14 games. Therefore with Luis Enrique failing to set the world alight with his management so far, it is surprising to see him linked with the Spurs job.

For now AVB is still in the job, and I expect him to be given more time. Luis Enrique's name has been mentioned due to the fact that he worked with current Spurs Director of Football, Franco Baldini, when they were at Roma together. However if Villas Boas did receive his P45 I would expect a lot more higher calibre managers to be linked with the job. Who know, even Harry Redknapp may return!

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