The estranged Tottenham boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has finally issued his first statement since he was relieved of his duties as the manager of the North London club.
The club sacked the Argentine tactician after five years and ten months in charge of Tottenham Hotspur. Last season, he guided them to their first ever Champions League final, where they lost 2-1 to Liverpool.
Tottenham began the 2019-20 season in a poor form, winning just three matches in 12 league games which left them in the 14th position, with 11 points off a position in the top four.
This prompted the owner of Spurs football club, Daniel Levy, to make a decision, which he claimed that he was “extremely reluctant” to make.
Mauricio Pochettino was replaced by the former Chelsea and Manchester United Manager, Jose Mourinho, who was appointed as his successor in less than 12 hours. Mourinho has gone on to win his opening two games.
Mourinho released a statement via the League Managers’ Association (LMA).
“I would like to thank Joe Lewis and Daniel Levy for giving me the opportunity to be part of Tottenham Hotspur’s history," the statement read.
“I would like to thank also everyone I met at Tottenham, all the club staff and the football players during these five and a half years.
“Finally, I would like to give a special mention to the fans who make this club so great with their fantastic support.
“I gave the best of me to accomplish the objectives I was asked for in our first meeting. There were equally tough challenges as an exciting success.
“Best wishes for the future. I am sure we will cross paths again.”