English Premier League side, Tottenham Hotspur have announced the sacking of their manager, Mauricio Pochettino after just five years, due to poor run of results in the current season.
The former Southampton coach who was appointed in May 2014 and during his time at the club, helped the club to reach the Champions League final, top-four finish in several occasions and beautiful style of football, but unfortunately, did not win any silverware during his five years at the club, was sacked on Tuesday.
The London club are presently 14th in the Premier League, and not looking like a team that is likely to compete for the top four spot.
The club in their statement released on Tuesday 19th November 2019, said:
“We were extremely reluctant to make this change,” said Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
“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 on 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.”
Pochettino’s assistant Jesus Perez, and coaches Miguel d’Agostino and Antoni Jimenez have also left the club.
Tottenham said in a statement that they would provide an update on new coaching staff “in due course”.
“Mauricio and his coaching staff will always be part of our history,” added Levy.
“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.“