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Tottenham Sack Mauricio Pochettino As Manager

Tottenham Sack Mauricio Pochettino As Manager

Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur have announced that Mauricio Pochettino has been relieved of his duties and will leave immediately.

Chairman Daniel Levy confirmed the news today.

"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," he said.

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.”

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The club are currently 14th in the Premier League, 11 points off the top four.

Pochettino joined Spurs in 2014 on a five-year contract. In 2018, he had signed another five-year deal but recent form has been poor. During his term, the club reached a Champions League final and he became the first Tottenham boss to win 100 Premier League matches.

It was also confirmed that Pochettino's coaching staff Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Antoni Jimenez will also leave.

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