Mauricio Pochettino’s tenure at Tottenham has come to an end, as the Argentinian boss was sacked by the English side on Tuesday following a series of bad results during the first months of the season.
Spurs issued a statement declaring that the Argentine, along with his coaching staff of Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Antoni Jimenez, have been relieved of their duties.
Just five months ago Poch was playing the biggest game of his career, as Tottenham faced Liverpool for the right to become the Champions League winner. Ever since that defeat against the Reds, Tottenham endured a complex start to the current campaign. Poch was linked with other clubs like Manchester United and Real Madrid, but that never happened.
Spurs have won just three league games so far this season and only six of their last 24, with Poch earning a lot of criticism for much of the current term.
"We were extremely reluctant to make this change and it is not a decision the Board has taken lightly, nor in haste,” Chairman Daniel Levy said.
“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-energize and look to deliver a positive season for our supporters.”
There is no doubt that Pochettino was great with Tottenham, but now it's time to look for a new challenge. Perhaps this decision will ease things for the Argentinian to find his way to a bigger club, like the aforementioned Madrid and United.