Pochettino dismissed by Tottenham after dismal start to the new season. He led Spurs to top-four finishes in four of his five seasons in charge, as well as their first Champions League final in the 2018/19 campaign.
Mauricio Pochettino joined Tottenham from Southampton in May 2014
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 19, 2019
However, Tottenham have won just five matches this season and chairman Daniel Levy said a change had to be made in the “club’s best interests”.
Tottenham enjoyed a hugely successful European campaign last season, with dramatic wins over Manchester City and Ajax in the knockout stages earning them a place in the final, where they were beaten 2-0 by Liverpool.
Mauricio Pochettino as Spurs manager:
⚪️ Most wins by a Spurs manager in post-war era (159)
⚪️ Four consecutive top four PL finishes
⚪️ First ever Champions League final
Incredible achievements. 🙇♂️ pic.twitter.com/34cP2bGuzx
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) November 19, 2019
After that defeat, Pochettino warned Spurs faced a “painful” rebuild, with several senior players reaching the last year of their contracts.
But he has been forced to rely on several players whose deals expire at the end of the season after the club endured another quiet summer in the transfer market.
Their domestic form has been poor for most of 2019, and since a 3-1 win over Leicester on February 10, Spurs have won just six of their 24 Premier League matches. They are currently 14th in the table and were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Colchester.
Pochettino’s staff – Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Antoni Jimenez – have also left the club.
I can’t thank this man enough. He’s taught me so much and I’m so grateful for everything he’s done for me. Good luck and hope to see you again my friend. pic.twitter.com/dUO6AJlMxR
— Dele (@dele_official) November 19, 2019
In a statement released by Tottenham on Tuesday evening, 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.