Tottenham Hotspur has announced the sacking of its manager — amid “disappointing results” — and his immediate replacement.
Mauricio Pochettino has been fired as the manager of Tottenham Hotspur after five and a half years at the club.
A Spurs club statement on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, confirmed the news. The club’s chairman, Daniel Levy, said regarding Pochettino’s dismissal:
“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.”
The Argentinian football club manager leaves with the Spurs having reached 14th in the Premiere League table on 14 points after 12 games.
Since defeating Leicester City 3 to 1 on February 20, the Spurs have won only six times in 24 games in the English top flight. Currently, they are on a five-game losing streak in the league.
Pochettino spearheaded Tottenham to their first UEFA Champions League final last June, which they eventually lost 0-2 to Liverpool.
However, some view the 47-year-old Pochettino’s dismissal as premature. The Argentinian oversaw some of the most successful periods in the Spurs’ history and established them as regulars of Champions League. For sure, Pochettino’s dismissal will likely arouse interest of several top European clubs.
Pochettino has been replaced by Jose Mourinho.
Tottenham Hotspur are back in the field of the Premiere League on Saturday when they go to West Ham United.
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