Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas went straight into crisis talks after their 5-0 home humiliation by Liverpool last night.

The Daily Mail says Villas-Boas survived a crisis meeting with chairman Daniel Levy and technical director Franco Baldini after Spurs' 5-0 humbling at home to Liverpool.

Despite backing from Levy in the highly-charged meeting, they are short-term guarantees and Villas-Boas knows he could be sacked at a moment's notice. The Spurs chairman is already sounding out potential replacements.

Villas-Boas plummeted in the betting markets for next Premier League manager to be shown the door after the defeat, which came just three weeks after the 6-0 thrashing at Manchester City.