EXCLUSIVE: Mauricio Pochettino sacked by Tottenham after 5 years

Premier League’s Tottenham have sacked their boss Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday evening following the club’s poor run of form in the league and continental scene in recent times.

The Argentine spent five years at Tottenham after being appointed in May 2014 and led the club to the Champions League final last season, where they were beaten by Liverpool.

But Tottenham have enjoyed a poor start to the Premier League this season where they sit 14th on the EPL table with 14 points, and losing a huge scoreline 2-7 to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Earlier reports indicated that Tottenham were planning for the sack of Pochettino, but the confirmation has come on Tuesday evening.

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

“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.”

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, Max Allegri and Jose Mourinho have all been tipped to take over at Tottenham Hotspur. However, former Chelsea boss Mourinho has been since the sack of Pochettino reported favorite to replace the Argentine.

It is believed that Dan Levy, Tottenham chairman is a longstanding admirer of Mourinho where he has planned to open talks with the former Manchester United boss. The talks will involve transfer budget and the immediate visions of the club.



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