Mauricio Pochettino Left A Touching Message In The Spurs Dressing Room
Mauricio Pochettino was ushered out of Spurs so quickly that he didn't even get time to talk to the players he'd taken to a Champions League final, instead having to leave them a note.
In five and a half years in north London Pochettino took Spurs from a club who occasionally got into the Premier League's top four to a mainstay and title contenders on two occasions, improving the club's players no end.
At the end of that journey the Argentine was sacked on Tuesday night and swiftly replaced on Wednesday morning by Jose Mourinho, denying him the chance to say goodbye to the players.
His assistant at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium posted the note Poch left the players in the dressing room on social media. The former manager wrote, "Big thanks to you all! We can't say goodbye...You will always be in our hearts."
The north London clubs form has dropped off significantly in the past few months and even before the Champions League final in May things had started going badly.
They won just three of their final 12 games in the Premier League last season, after having the chance to close the gap to the top two to just two points when they faced Burnley in February, and things didn't improve much this season.
Spurs find themselves in 14th place having only won three times in the league this season and are currently 11 points off Champions League qualification.
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Despite a poor end to his time at Spurs there's no doubt that the departing manager really improved the players he worked with and the likes of Harry Kane and Dele Alli came to the fore under the 47-year-old, and they'll no doubt think of their time under him fondly.
Already the former Espanyol boss has been linked with some of the biggest jobs in world football and he's unlikely to stay out of work for long.
Spurs next manager is likely to split the dressing room with Jose Mourinho known for his history of being either loved or hated by his players.
The former Manchester United boss' main objective is likely to be silverware, the one thing missing from his predecessors time at the club, and he starts on Saturday with a game against West Ham United.
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