Mauricio Pochettino Sacked By Tottenham With Club 14th In Premier League
Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked by Tottenham Hotspur after a poor start to the season left Spurs 14th in the Premier League.
Despite getting to the Champions League final last season, Spurs have had an awful start to this campaign and Poch has paid the price.
- Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 19, 2019
Chairman Daniel Levy, said: "We were extremely reluctant to make this change and it is not a decision the board has taken lightly, nor in haste.
"Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and beginning of this season have been extremely disappointing.
"It falls to the board to make the difficult decisions - this one made more so given the many memorable moments we have had with Mauricio and his coaching staff - but we do so in the Club's best interests.
"Mauricio and his coaching staff will always be part of our history. I have the utmost admiration for the manner in which he dealt with the difficult times away from a home ground whilst we built the new stadium and for the warmth and positivity he brought to us.
"I should like to thank him and his coaching staff for all they have contributed. They will always be welcome here.
"We have a talented squad. We need to re-energise and look to deliver a positive season for our supporters."
The Argentine had been in charge at Spurs since 2014 and helped establish the side as consistent top-four contenders.
He also nurtured a variety of young talent such as Harry Kane and Dele Alli during his time in North London.
The writing has been on the wall for a while as key players such as Christian Eriksen haven't been performing to the best of their abilities.
Speculation has been rife since the summer that the 47-year-old was unhappy in his role and didn't regenerate the squad in a way he'd have liked to.
When you take Spurs to a Champions League final whilst also turning the club into top 4 regulars only to then be sacked after a bad start to your 6th season in charge... pic.twitter.com/gqUjC9mzx8
- ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) November 19, 2019
He was also frequently linked with other jobs including Real Madrid and Manchester United.
Speculation will now run rife on who could take over at Spurs, with managers such as Jose Mourinho and Massimiliano Allegri being available.
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