Tottenham Hotspur have sacked manager Mauricio Pochettino after five-and-a-half years in charge of the North London Club.
An official statement on Tuesday evening confirmed Pochettino’s departure along with three members of his staff Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Antoni Jimenez.
Club chairman Daniel Levy explained the reasoning behind the “extremely reluctant” decision to part ways with the Argentine. “Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and the beginning of this season have been disappointing”.
Levy continued “It falls on the board to make difficult decisions , this one made more so given the many memorable moments we have had with Mauricio and his coaching staff.
Pochettino led Spurs to the League Cup final in 2015 where they lost to Chelsea at Wembley. His best time at the club came in the 2018/19 season where he guided them to the UEFA Champions League final following a dramatic late comeback against Ajax in Amsterdam before losing to eventual champions Liverpool in Madrid.
The is no news yet of any appointment but former Chelsea and Manchester United gaffer Jose Mourinho is the prime candidate to take over.
Spurs currently sit 14th in the Premier League with 14 points and are out of the League Cup losing to Colchester on penalties. They have not won away in the top flight since January 2019 and it will be an interesting tussle this Saturday when they face a struggling West Ham United at the London Stadium.