Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed they have parted ways with manager Mauricio Pochettino after a less than impressive start to the new Premier League season. The Argentine was in charge of the Premier League club for five years during which he led the club to a UEFA Champions League final and a league cup final.
Club statement— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 19, 2019
Tottenham's poor start to the season under Mauricio Pochettino
Tottenham Hotspur have made a disappointing start to the current Premier League campaign and are currently 14th in the Premier League, 11 points behind fourth-placed Manchester City. Mauricio Pochettino's side failed to build on the promise of recent seasons this term. Along with their disappointing league form, they were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by League Two side Colchester United and hammered 7-2 at home by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Mauricio Pochettino sacked by Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur have finally reacted by relieving Mauricio Poichettino and his coaching staff of their duties. The Argentine's assistant Jesus Perez, and coaches Miguel d'Agostino and Antoni Jimenez have also left the club. According to the statement released by the club, the decision made by the club was to re-energise the club to improve the situation as soon as possible. Tottenham Hotspur said in the statement that they would provide an update on new coaching staff "in due course".
Spurs under Mauricio Pochettino
I can’t thank this man enough. He’s taught me so much and I’m so grateful for everything he’s done for me. Good luck and hope to see you again my friend. pic.twitter.com/dUO6AJlMxR— Dele (@dele_official) November 19, 2019
Mauricio Pochettino joined the club in 2014 and guided them to the League Cup final in his first full season. He also led the club to two third-placed finishes and a runners-up spot in the Premier League. Last season, he led Spurs to a runners-up finish in Champions League and a fourth-place in the league although they did only manage to win three of their final 12 league games.
Since taking over the club, Mauricio Pocchettino has transformed the club into genuine title contenders. He forged a strong core at the club with the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Heung-min Son and others. And despite unable to lead the club to a winners' medal, his time at the club will be fondly remembered by fans as Spurs look to move in a new direction.
Mauricio Pochettino gone, Jose Mourinho in?
The Tottenham board did state that an imminent change in coaching staff will be made and according to reports in the UK, Jose Mourinho is at the top of the club's wish list to take over. Reports state that Jose Mourinho is expected to speak with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy on Wednesday, November 20, with the former Manchester United and Chelsea boss feeling confident the two sides will reach an agreement.