Mauricio Pochettino sacked by Tottenham after ‘extremely disappointing’ results

Mauricio Pochettino spent five-and-a-half years at Tottenham (Picture: Getty)

Mauricio Pochettino’s reign as Tottenham Hostpur boss is over after the Argentine was sacked following the club’s ‘extremely disappointing’ start to the season.

The club are in 14th position in the Premier League and have won just three of their 12 matches so far this term, leaving them six points off the relegation zone.

Pochettino took over in north London in 2014 after a single season with Southampton. The Argentine took Spurs to a League Cup final in his first season in charge and they qualified for the Champions League in four of his five seasons at the club.

He also took the club to their first Champions League final in June but their 2-0 defeat against Liverpool cast a long shadow over the club’s preparations for the 2019/20 campaign and he was furious with the lack of investment in the transfer market.

Pochettino had four years to run on his deal (Picture: Getty)

In a brief statement, Daniel Levy thanked Pochettino for his work and admitted it was a difficult decision to make.

‘We were extremely reluctant to make this change and it is not a decision the Board has taken lightly, nor in haste,’ a statement read.

‘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.’

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