Tottenham Hotspur sacked their manager Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday only six months after the Argentine led the London-based club to the Champions League final. The club officials said that it is a decision of the board members and it was a move made reluctantly by the Premiere League giant due to disappointing run in the league.
Former Manchester United and Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho is likely to replace Pochettino in a few days. Sky Sports reported that talks between the Portuguese and Spurs are at an advanced stage with both sides are positive about a deal to be done within the upcoming few days.
Tottenham in a statement said the club wants to relieve Mauricio Pochettino and coaching staff Miguel D’Agostino, Jesus Perez and Antoni Jimenez of their duties.
Mauricio Pochettino was appointed as the manager of Tottenham Hotspur in 2014 and made Spurs one of the biggest forces in the European arena. During his tenure, Tottenham qualified for the Champions League four times and reached in the final in June this year. Although, Spurs lost the match 2-0 against an exceptionally well Liverpool team in Madrid.
However, Spurs’ bad patch started in the second half of the last season when they won just 3 matches out of their last 12 league matches. Their bad from continued in this season as well which leaves the club at the 14th spot in the league table. They are 11 points behind the top four teams and 20 points behind Liverpool, who is currently at the top of the table.
Spurs also conceded an embarrassing 7-2 defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League in September. Although the London-based club managed to reach the last 16 from Group B sitting at the second position behind the German giant.