Tottenham sack manager Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked by Tottenham Hotspur following a poor start to the 2019/2020 season.
Despite playing in the Champions League final last season and finishing in top four in his five seasons in charge, Pochettino wasn’t able to lead Tottenham beyond winning only five matches this season.
They are 14th in the Premier League table and got knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Colchester.
This has made chairman Daniel Levy decide a change would be in the best interest of the club.
Leaving the club with Pochettino are his staff – Pochettino’s staff – Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Antoni Jimenez.
A statement issued by Tottenham on Tuesday evening reads:
“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.”