English side and last seasons’s Champions League finalists, Tottenham Hotspurs have sacked Mauricio Pochettino as their manager, the club has confirmed. Pochettino’s sack was confirmed Tuesday evening following an official statement by Tottenham Hotspurs on their social media account.
Speaking on behalf of the club, Chairman, Daniel Levy says letting Pochettino go was a “difficult” but necessary decision.
“We were extremely reluctant to make this change and it is not a decision the Board has taken lightly, nor in haste, ” Levy said, according to the club’s official website.
“Regrettably, domestic results at the end of last season and the beginning of this season have been extremely disappointing, ” he added.
The 47-year-old Argentine and former Southampton boss has been sacked after five and a half years at the club.
Pochettino led Spurs to a top-four finish in four of the five seasons he spent at the club, before taking them to the finals of the UEFA Champions League and FA Cup last season.
However, his sack is mainly connected with the poor start to the 2019/2020 campaign which has seen Tottenham win just five matches in all competitions this season.
With just six wins in their last 24 matches, Pochettino leaves Spurs 14th on the PL table, with his backroom staff of Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Antoni Jimenez also relieved of their duties.
Levy thanked Pochettino and his coaching staff and confirmed the club will name a new manager soon.
“I should like to thank him and his coaching staff for all they have contributed. They will always be welcome here. Mauricio and his coaching staff will always be a part of our history.”
“We have a talented squad. We need to re-energise and look to deliver a positive season for our supporters. We shall provide an update on new coaching staff in due course.”