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Daniel Levy regrets not sacking Mauricio Pochettino after Tottenham loss against Liverpool

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy wishes he sacked Mauricio Pochettino in the summer.

Tottenham news: Daniel Levy regrets not sacking Mauricio Pochettino in the summer (Image: GETTY)

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy regrets not sacking Mauricio Pochettino in the summer.

Spurs axed Pochettino on Wednesday night after five years in charge in north London.

They had named former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho as his replacement within 12 hours.

Tottenham had a dismal start to the season under Pochettino, with Spurs currently 14th in the Premier League.

It was claimed Pochettino had lost the Tottenham dressing room, with players disgruntled under the Argentine.

And according to The Athletic, Pochettino could have been sacked in the summer.

The 47-year-old admitted before Spurs’ Champions League final defeat against Liverpool he would quit if they won in Madrid.

After Tottenham’s 2-0 defeat, Pochettino didn’t return with the team and instead flew to his home in Barcelona.

That went down badly with senior club officials.

Levy decided not to sack the Argentine in the summer and TheAthletic say the Spurs chairman regrets that decision.

Mourinho was pictured with a Tottenham shirt on Thursday after his appointment, with the Special One desperate to get going at Spurs.

Speaking on his appointment, Mourinho said: “I am excited to be joining a club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters.

“The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me.”

Levy added: “In Jose we have one of the most successful managers in football.

Tottenham news: Jose Mourinho is the new Spurs boss (Image: GETTY)

“He has a wealth of experience, can inspire teams and is a great tactician.

“He has won honours at every club he has coached. We believe he will bring energy and belief to the dressing room.”

Mourinho’s first game in charge of Tottenham will be at West Ham on Saturday afternoon (12:30pm kick off).

A win for Spurs - and other results going their way - could send them up to fifth in the table.

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