Andre Villas-Boas may have paid the price for being too methodical in his approach to management.
"I think if there is one criticism of Andre it is that he complicated football," Darren Alexander told Press Association Sport.
"(He had) dossiers for this and dossiers for that and maybe he over-complicated things.
"He concentrated on what the opposition were going to do and not how we were going to play."
Alexander admits that the 36 year old former Chelsea manager was not unanimously popular and hopes that whoever takes over can have the full backing of the supporters.
"Our main thing is, the decision has been made, rightly or wrongly by the football club, and all we have to do is look forward," he said.
"There has been lots of in-fighting and different factions with Spurs fans ever since Martin Jol was sacked.
"I don't know what (chairman) Daniel Levy is thinking, bringing in a caretaker or not, but you would hope it is someone who can bring some degree of unity to the Spurs fans so we can all unite together.
"Andre signed some good players in the summer but hasn't managed to bed them in the team. Rightly or wrongly this decision has been made. We need to pull together and move on."
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