BREAKING : Tottenham Sack coach Mauricio Pochettino after a very tough start to the season with the club languishing in 14th position in the league.
Tottenham Hotspurs have sacked head coach Mauricio Pochettino after five years in charge of the North London club.
Pochettino was appointed in May 2014 and led Spurs to the Champions League final last season, where they lost to Liverpool.
The 47-year-old has had a difficult start to the ongoing season with Spurs dawdling at 14th place in the Premier League.
“We were extremely reluctant to make this change,” said Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
“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 Club can today announce that Mauricio Pochettino and his coaching staff Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Antoni Jimenez have been relieved of their duties,” A statement from Tottenham read.
Chairman, Daniel Levy, added: “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.”
The news comes after frequent grumbling by Pochettino about the lack of spending, one of the more notable incidents saw him speculate on his own future just before last season’s Champions League final against Liverpool.
However he stayed put and Spurs spent big on Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso in the summer but neither the results nor the atmosphere improved.
His relationship with Levy was reportedly fraught given the disagreement between the pair about how the club should invest.
Read more sports news on our Instagram page.