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Mauricio Pochettino Sacked By Tottenham Hotspur
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Mauricio Pochettino Sacked By Tottenham Hotspur

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Mauricio Pochettino has been relieved of his role as Tottenham Hotspur manager following a disappointing start to the 2019/2020 season.

The Argentine who joined the London side in 2014 and helped them reach new heights was sacked on Tuesday night.

Pochettino was axed along with his coaching staff of Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Antoni Jimenez.

A club statement by the club's chairman, Daniel Levy, confirming the shocking decision read:

"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.”

Pochettino reached last season's Champions League final with Spurs but lost to Liverpool. He was linked with the managerial positions at both Manchester United and Real Madrid before both clubs gave the jobs to Solskjaer and Zinedine Zidane.

Since that time, the 47-year-old and his team have had to endure a poor start to the current campaign, winning just three of their twelve league games.