Andre Villas-Boas

Former Tottenham Hotspur chairman Lord Sugar is hoping for Sir Alex Ferguson to come out of retirement and replace Andre Villas-Boas at White Hart Lane.

The Portuguese boss is enduring a difficult time at the north London club. Villas-Boas saw his side suffer a 6-0 crushing defeat at the hands of Manchester City at the Etihad in the league fixture.

Spurs have sent over £100m, while allowing Gareth Bale move to Real Madrid in the summer. Despite the White Hart Lane club's investing heavily in the transfer window, they are struggling in the league. They sit ninth in the table with 20 points from 12 games, scoring nine goals this season.

The Guardian reports the north London club's poor form as seen Villas-Boas on the brink of being sacked. Ferguson retired as Manchester United manager at the end of last season and Sugar is dreaming the Old Trafford legend to replace the Spurs boss at White Hart Lane.

"My dream would be that my good friend Sir Alex Ferguson will get itchy feet in about a year or so and decide he wants to get back into management and maybe bring his wonderful wife down to London and manage our team," Sugar told talkSPORT.

"That would be my dream. If he comes to watch the game, I will suggest some nice houses for him and his wife to stay in," he added.

However, the former Spurs chairman insists the Portuguese tactician should be given more time at the club and show the exit door if things get "very bad."

"If I was the chairman, I'd have to sit back. You can't do anything irresponsible at the moment, unless things get very bad and he loses the dressing room," the former Spurs chairman said.

"There is not much you can do. You have got to encourage him. Lots of teams have been beaten 6-0 before, even some of the giants have been beaten 6-0 before. You are entitled to have a bad day," Sugar concluded.

Spurs host the English champions for the next Premier League game and Ferguson is likely to be in the attendance at White Hart Lane. A defeat at home against United would put Villas-Boas under pressure, especially after the embarrassing defeat to City in the last league tie.