Tottenham's senior players have been put offside by manager Andre Villas-Boas.

The People says dressing-room sources suggest that several players are unimpressed by the former Chelsea manager's man-management techniques.

Some players have been dismayed by the way Villas-Boas has tried to transform the Spurs squad so soon, and has attempted to off-load popular characters like club captain Michael Dawson and England midfielder Tom Huddlestone.

Key captures Moussa Dembele and Clint Dempsey will have to shine if AVB is to avoid an early crisis at the White Hart Lane, after just two points from his three matches in charge.