Tottenham have sacked manager Mauricio Pochettino after five years in charge of the Premier League club. Spurs have made a disappointing start to the current campaign and are 14th in the Premier League. It is believed that Jose Mourinho is a strong contender to replace the 47-year-old.
“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.” Pochettino was appointed in May 2014 and led the club to the Champions League final last season, where they lost to Liverpool in Madrid. “Mauricio and his coaching staff will always be part of our history,” added Levy. “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.”