Tottenham sack Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked by Tottenham.

In a club statement on Tuesday evening, chairman Daniel Levy said: “We were extremely reluctant to make this change and 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.

“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-energise and look to deliver a positive season for our supporters.”

Spurs are currently 14th in the table, six points above the relegation zone and 11 points away from the top-four.

FBL-ENG-PR-TOTTENHAM-SHEFFIELD UTDThey were also thrashed 7-2 at home to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

It signals the end of Pochettino’s five-and-a-half-year spell at the club. And despite turning this Spurs side into a consistent Champions League side – reaching the final last season – he was unable to win a trophy for the club.