Tottenham sack Mauricio Pochettino

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Dan Burke

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Tottenham Hotspur have announced that Mauricio Pochettino has been “relieved of his duties”.

“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,” read a statement released by the club on Tuesday evening.

Chairman, Daniel Levy, said: “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.

“We shall provide an update on new coaching staff in due course.”

Pochettino joined Spurs from Southampton in the summer of 2014 and helped establish the club as a regular feature in the Premier League’s top four.

Last season, the Argentine guided the Lilywhites to the Champions League final during a tumultuous year in which they also moved into their new 60,000-seater stadium.

He leaves the club 14th in the table having taken just 14 points from their first 12 Premier League games of the season.