NSTsports: Tottenham sit 14th in England’s top flight after picking up just three wins from their opening 12 games, and were eliminated from the League Cup in September by fourth-tier Colchester United.
LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur sacked manager Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday following a miserable start to the season for last season’s Champions League finalists, with Jose Mourinho reportedly poised to replace the Argentine.
Pochettino, 47, transformed Spurs’ fortunes since arriving from Southampton in 2014 despite failing to win a trophy in his five-and-a-half years in charge.
That form has continued at the start of this season with Pochettino leaving the club already 11 points outside the Premier League top four and 20 behind leaders Liverpool.
“Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and beginning of this season have been extremely disappointing.
Instead, much of Pochettino’s success came from nurturing a squad of young players into household names such as Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen.
Portuguese football manager Jose Mourinho is among those linked with the vacant seat at Tottenham Hotspur. - AFP
However, injuries have prevented that trio making an instant impact, while Pochettino bemoaned the disruptive effect of Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen all entering the final year of their contracts.
However, the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’s Trust (THST) questioned Levy’s role in the diminishing results on the pitch.Read more: New Straits Times
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