Tottenham Hotspurs have sacked head coach Mauricio Pochettino after five years in charge of the North London club. He was appointed in May 2014 and led Spurs to the Champions League final last season, where they lost to Liverpool. The 47-year-old has had a difficult start to the ongoing season with Spurs dawdling at 14th place in the Premier League.
“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.”
Having led the club to the Champions League final last season, but after struggling so far this term.
Spurs have failed to win any of their last five matches in the top-flight, and have won just three out of their 12 games so far sitting 14th in Premier League.
The Club can today announce that Mauricio Pochettino and his coaching staff Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Antoni Jimenez have been relieved of their duties.
“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.”