Is Tottenham Hotspur Boss Andre Villas-Boas an Improvement on Harry Redknapp?

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Is Tottenham Hotspur Boss Andre Villas-Boas an Improvement on Harry Redknapp?
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Have Tottenham Hotspur moved forward under Andre Villas-Boas?

A few columnists have compared him and Harry Redknapp at various points since the former Chelsea manager took over at Spurs in July 2012. 

But the question of whether the club has improved was not one many were asking a few weeks ago, when Spurs had dropped just eight points from nine league games and had brushed aside all opposition in the Europa League and Capital One Cup.

But a draw and defeat in the last two league matches and unconvincing cup wins over Hull City and FC Sheriff have raised a few further questions about Villas-Boas' team, particularly their ability to turn possession into goals.

The lack of potency in attack and failure to create chances is a worry, and was something Spurs spent some £76 million trying to address by signing five attacking players in the summer.

This means a comparison is now justified with the team of Harry Redknapp, one which rarely lacked attacking intensity and whose cavalier style was preferred by some fans to the defensive qualities of the current Villas-Boas side.

In the piece, the two managers will be judged on different qualities to show their strengths and weaknesses and give an overall comparison. 


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