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Tottenham sack Pochettino following ‘extremely disappointing’ results

Pochettino on Spurs defeat

Tottenham Hotspur have sacked manager Mauricio Pochettino Tuesday night after five years in charge of the Premier League club.

Spurs are currently 14th on the league table having a made a disappointing start to the season.

The chairman of the club, Daniel Levy stated that it was a hard decision to part ways with the manager, but one that had to be made for the club’s interest.

“We were extremely reluctant to make this change. It is not a decision the board has taken lightly, nor in haste,” said Levy.

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“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 was appointed in May 2014 and led the club to the Champions League final last season, where they lost to Liverpool in Madrid.

With the Argentine’s assistant Jesus Perez, and coaches Miguel d’Agostino and Antoni Jimenez having also left the club, Tottenham said they would provide an update on new coaching staff “in due course”.

Rumours, however, have it that Jose Mourinho, former Manchester United and Chelsea manager, will replace Pochettino.

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