Tottenham Hotspur have parted ways with manager Mauricio Pochettino following a dismal start to the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 19, 2019
The North Londoners are currently 14th in the table after picking up just 14 points in their opening 12 games of the season.
Spurs have only won thrice, losing four games and drawing the other five, and are just six points above the relegation zone and 11 points adrift the top-four.
They were dumped out of the League Cup by League Two outfit Colchester United, while the 7-2 loss at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League didn’t do Pochettino any favours.
Not many saw the latest development coming, and Spanish football expert Guillem Balague and Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker have both reacted thus to the shocking news on Twitter:
Oh oh. So it was true https://t.co/sNsCre8JpF
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) November 19, 2019
Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked by @SpursOfficial. He helped the club to punch massively above their weight for years. Good luck with finding a better replacement….ain’t gonna happen.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 19, 2019
Pochettino joined Tottenham from Southampton in the summer of 2014, leading Spurs to top-four finishes in four of his five seasons in charge, as well as their first Champions League final last term.