The Argentine was relieved of his managerial duties on Tuesday evening, and the players – some of whom were on international duty – weren’t aware of the decision until moments before it was publicly announced.
Pochettino could only say his goodbyes by leaving a handwritten note on a tactics board as a result of the unexpected and sudden development, but the likes of Harry Kane and Eric Dier have since paid him a visit at his Hertfordshire home before he went off for a break in the city of Barcelona.
Chairman Daniel Levy wasted no time appointing Jose Mourinho as Spurs’ new boss, and the Portuguese – who arrived the next morning – has hit the ground running, guiding them to their first away Premier League win in 11 months at the weekend.
The win took them within nine points of fourth-placed Chelsea, and all eyes will be on Tottenham for the remainder of the season and going forward.
The North Londoners are yet to win a silverware since 2008, and many believe Jose is the man to succeed where Pochettino failed.