By Website writer; The biggest story in the World Football fraternity is that Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked by Tottenham after five years in charge of the club.
Pochettino led Spurs to top-four finishes in four of his five seasons in charge, as well as their first Champions League final in the 2018/19 campaign.
However, Tottenham has won just five matches this season and chairman Daniel Levy said a change had to be made in the “club’s best interests”.
In a statement released by Tottenham on Tuesday evening, Levy said: “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-energize and look to deliver a positive season for our supporters.”
However, former Liverpool FC player, Jamie Carragher has bashed Tottenham boss Daniel Levy’s decision of sacking the Argentine.
“It’s a massive shock. There’s no doubt Spurs have made a poor start to the season and had a poor 2019 domestically, but I think the job Mauricio Pochettino has done is miraculous,” Carragher said on Sky Sports News.
“The timing is very strange. I’m shocked that it’s sacking and when I first heard the news I thought it may have been a mutual agreement. The fact he’s been sacked – I find that really, really strange and I also think it’s a bit out of order considering the job he’s done,” added Carragher.
Tottenham enjoyed a hugely successful European campaign last season, with dramatic wins over Manchester City and Ajax in the knockout stages earning them a place in the final, where they were beaten 2-0 by Liverpool.
After that defeat, Pochettino warned Spurs faced a “painful” rebuild, with several senior players reaching the last year of their contracts.
But he has been forced to rely on several players whose deals expire at the end of the season after the club endured another quiet summer in the transfer market.
Their domestic form has been poor for most of 2019, and since a 3-1 win over Leicester on February 10, Spurs have won just six of their 24 Premier League matches. They are currently 14th in the table and were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Colchester.
Pochettino’s staff – Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Antoni Jimenez – have also left the club.
Coaches favorite to replace Pochettino are; Jose Mourinho, Napoli FC’s Carol Ancelotti, Borussia Dortmund’s Ed-Howe.
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