Mauricio Pochettino sacked by Tottenham Hotspur
“The Club can now announce that Mauricio Pochettino and his training team Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Antoni Jimenez were relieved of the duties,” said Tottenham in a statement on Tuesday.
14th in the league table now sits.
The Argentine was appointed in May 2014. Season Pochettino and Spurs enjoyed a run into the Champions League before losing last.
Former Spurs and England international Gary Lineker tweeted:”He helped the club to punch massively above their weight for many decades. Very good luck having a better replacement… ain’t gont occur.”
Spurs regularly qualified for the Champions League beneath Pochettino — and that was while the club’s new staduim was built playing at Wembley for 18 months.
However League Two group Colchester United has managed to take just 14 points out of 12 league matches and knocked out of the League Cup this season the team.
Spurs were thrashed in the home from Bayern Munich, with the side winning 7-2 at a Champions League league team game.
“Regrettably domestic results in the conclusion of last year and start of this year are really disappointing,” said Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
“It falls into the Board to make the difficult decisions — that one created more given the many memorable moments we’ve had with Mauricio and his training staff — we do so in the Club’s best interests.
“Mauricio and his coaching team will be part of our history. I have the utmost admiration for the manner in which he coped with all the times away from a house floor positivity and also for the warmth he brought to us and whilst we constructed the new stadium.
“I should like to thank him personally and his coaching staff for all they’ve led. They will always be welcome here.”