Villas-Boas defiant as pressure builds up

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Andre Villas-Boas has pledged not to resign as Tottenham manager despite Spurs’ heaviest-ever home league defeat to a rampant Liverpool.

But the under-fire Tottenham boss did admit he did not know how much longer the club would give him to turn their season around.

Villas Boas said he has never faced a worse home loss in his career than the 5-0 Barclays Premier League drubbing at the hands of Brendan Rodgers impressive side.

Villas-Boas said he has no scheduled meeting with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy and claimed there is no problem with Spurs’ board.

Liverpool captain Luis Suarez ran wild at White Hart Lane, scoring twice and having a hand in the goals for Jordan Henderson, John Flanagan and Raheem Sterling.

Villas-Boas vowed Tottenham would bounce back from this latest heavy defeat, after claiming they had managed to get over their 6-0 mauling at Manchester City last month.

Asked how much time he would be given at Spurs, Villas-Boas said: “That’s the only thing I can’t control, it’s not my call so I can’t say anything else.

“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.”

Meanwhile, Manchester United rediscovered the winning habit as Danny Welbeck’s first-half double and Tom Cleverley’s strike condemned Aston Villa to their biggest Premier League defeat of the season.

Welbeck, who had not scored in the league since the opening day of the season, nodded in after Adnan Janusaz’s header hit a post and added another from Antonio Valencia’s cross.

Then Cleverley, singled out for criticism by many supporters for his part in United’s struggles this term, belted home his first goal in a year from Wayne Rooney’s lay-off.

Swansea’s Nathan Dyer suffered a ban ankle injury in their 1-1 draw at Norwich.