Spurs sack Pochettino
Tottenham have had a torrid start to the 2019/20 campaign.
The north London outfit are down to 14th in the Premier League as we head into the weekend’s action, after some rather embarrassing defeats to the likes of Brighton and Newcastle.
Spurs have also been knocked out of the League Cup by lower-league opposition Colchester.
And they were handed a 7-2 drubbing in the Champions League by German giants FC Bayern Munich.
But with Spurs now 11 points adrift of a top-four spot, it seems that Daniel Levy lost faith in Mauricio Pochettino.
Tottenham confirmed on Tuesday evening that they had parted ways with the Argentine.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 19, 2019
Spurs then announced on Wednesday morning that Jose Mourinho has taken the reins at the club.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 20, 2019
Mourinho’s first game in charge will be vs West Ham on Saturday.
Crouch on Pochettino being sacked
Former Tottenham striker Peter Crouch has since had his say on Spurs sacking Pochettino.
Crouch made 73 appearances for Spurs between 2009 and 2011, in which he scored 12 goals.
The former forward, though, doesn’t seem overly happy with Tottenham’s decision to dismiss Poch.
Writing for the Daily Mail, Crouch stated that he was flabbergasted by said decision:
I’m flabbergasted by Tottenham’s decision. I know results have been poor and I understand why the top teams act when their potential to qualifying for the following season’s Champions League is in jeopardy, but it is ridiculous to think Pochettino has suddenly lost his spark.
He led Tottenham into the Champions League final on June 1. Some clubs, who aren’t accustomed to that stage, would build a statue for a manager who took them to the biggest game in club football, but all Pochettino has got is his marching orders. I fear it is a decision Tottenham will regret.