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AVB will not hand in Tottenham resignation

Andre Villas-Boas insists he will not quit his post as Tottenham manager.

The Portuguese oversaw a harrowing 5-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool on Sunday, which comes after their 6-0 demolition by Manchester City last month, but the Spurs boss says he is not about to walk away from the role.

After the match, Villas-Boas was asked how much time he should be given at White Hart Lane and he replied defiantly as he looks to guide the north London club into a Champions League position.

"That's the only thing I can't control, it's not my call so I can't say anything else," he said.

"I have to get down to work, that's the only thing I can focus on.

"The call to make that decision is not mine, because obviously I won't resign and I'm not a quitter.

"The only thing I can do is work hard with the players to get them back on track.

"This is a top-four squad but in our Premier League form we are not there.

"It's not the points tally that's the problem, it's the expression of the results.

"It's the second expressive scoreline that we've suffered in the season, and we admit that in the Premier League things aren't going in any shape or form the way we want.

"All of us had high expectations for this season, we still have them.

"Again I repeat that we are not far off, but the distance is increasing for those Champions League spots.

"And because of the expressive result it makes it even more difficult for us to bounce back."

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