Sacking Mauricio Pochettino: The Best Decision or a Disaster Waiting to Happen?
Mauricio pochettino leaves Tottenham seven months after leading them to their first-ever UEFA champions league final. The Argentine International who was appointed as Tottenham’s head coach in May 2014 has finally left Tottenham Hotspur after a disappointing start to his 2018/2019 season. With 14 points from 12 matches, Tottenham sits 14th in the Premier league table, just six points above the relegation zone. Spurs have won just three of their 12 games this season and have not won any away match in Premier league since January.
According to the club’s statement,”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.”
The Chairman, Daniel 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.
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.Mauricio and his coaching staff will always be part of our history. 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.”