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After poor start to season, Mauricio Pochettino is sacked by Tottenham

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Mauricio Pochettino has just been sacked by Tottenham, after a poor start to the 2019/20 EPL season which sees them sit 14th on the league table.

Just few months back, the 47-year-old  coach was celebrating his teams qualification to the UCL final. Well, we can say things haven’t gone according to plan since then.

The London club have failed to win any of their last five games in the English top-flight, and chairman Daniel Levy revealed in a statement that extremely disappointing domestic results from the end of last season and the beginning of this season influenced the club’s decision.

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.”

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