English club side Tottenham Hotspur have announced the sacking of their manager Mauricio Pochettino following a horrible poor start to the premier league campaign, leaving them to slide down the Premier League table sitting in the 14 position.
So far, Totteham have managed just three wins from their opening 12 games, they suffer an humiliating eliminated from the League Cup in September by fourth-tier Colchester United.
“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,” Tottenham said in a statement.
Mauricio Pochettino, 47, joined Totteham HotSpurs from Southampton in 2014 and transformed the club’s financial fortunes despite failing to win a trophy in his five-and-a-half years as head coach of the team.
“We were extremely reluctant to make this change and it is not a decision the board has taken lightly, nor in haste,” said Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.
“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.”
The job done by Mauricio Pochettino was a remarkable feet given the tight budget he was provided with by the club”s management for transfers and wages in comparison to top Premier league clubs, as the club built a new stadium at a cost of over £1 billion (1.17 billion euros).
It was recalled that Totteham HotSpurs were forced to play at temporary home Wembley stadium for the entirety of the 2017/18 campaign and most of last season before moving into their new 62,000 capacity ground in April.
After 18 months without signing a single player, the club’s management finally loosened the purse strings to buy Tanguy Ndombele for a club record £63 million ($79 million) in July and added Giovani lo Celso on loan and Ryan Sessegnon in the summer transfer window.
However, injuries have prevented that trio making an instant impact, while Pochettino bemoaned the disruptive effect of Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen all entering the final year of their contracts.
“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.”