Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked by Tottenham, only months after reaching the Champions League final with his side.

Spurs currently are languishing in 14th position on the table and are winless in their last five Premier League matches. A number of poor results have taken place during this season, prompting the Tottenham board to take action.

It is a disappointing end to Pochettino’s time at Tottenham, with the Argentine manager improving the club’s standing in both the Premier League and the Champions League.

The 47-year-old only extended his contract with Tottenham in May 2018, with even more development expected by his side.

However, this season’s poor start ultimately cost him his job.

Pochettino joined Tottenham in 2014, having previously managed Southampton the season before.

He guided Spurs to the 2014/15 League Cup final and in the following season, led Tottenham to a third-place finish in the Premier League, the highest for the club since 1990.

They eclipsed this finish in the 2016/17 season, coming second and beginning the campaign with 12 league matches without a loss.

A number of records were broken – it was their biggest points total in the Premier League era, their highest finish since the 1962/63 season and the first time in 52 years that they had gone through the season without losing at home.

The club remained in the top four for the next two seasons and made their first Champions League final in their history, ultimately falling to Liverpool. His side showed lots of fight in the semi-final against Ajax, overcoming a 3-0 aggregate deficit to pull back the result to 3-3, sending them through on away goals.

During his tenure, Pochettino gave increased playing time to players such as Harry Kane and Dele Alli, which developed them into top Premier League players.

It was a disappointing end to Pochettino’s tenure as Tottenham manager, which saw the club considered as title contenders.

A stay in the Premier League is on the cards, with a number of managers under pressure at the moment.

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Tim Sperliotis
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