Glenn Hoddle admits Tottenham are at a crossroads ahead of the new Premier League season.
The Lilywhites finished fourth last term but missed out on a spot at Europe’s top table because of the Blues’ final victory over Bayern Munich.
The White Hart Lane side have tied Gareth Bale to a long-term deal and are expected to start their transfers dealings when a new manager is announced, with French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and Portuguese midfield star Joao Moutinho both targets.
And Hoddle admits Villas-Boas will have to steer the club in the right direction when he's appointed later this week.
“It was a big call from Daniel Levy to let Harry Redknapp go,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “And it’s an even bigger call to bring in Andre Villas-Boas.
“It’s a real crossroads. Tottenham didn’t need to be in this position. They should have been moving forward, keeping the players they’ve got, brining in some new ones and improving the stadium.
“Whoever gets the job has a massive task to take them on. I’m surprised Redknapp’s gone and I’m surprised Villas-Boas is taking over.
"He’ll be under pressure because of what happened at Chelsea.”