Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked as manager of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.
The Argentine moved to North London from Southampton in May 2014 and guided the club to the Champions League final last season.
Spurs found themselves in fourteenth place in the Premier League table heading into the international break having only managed to win three of their opening twelve top flight fixtures this season.
The club have also suffered embarrassment in cup competitions having lost 7-2 at home to Bayern Munich in the Champions League along with a Carabao Cup exit at the hands of League Two outfit Colchester United.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy issued a statement on the club’s official website where he admitted the decision has been made regrettably, however, emphasised that results this season along with the tail end of the previous campaign have not been up to the required standard.
Spurs are eleven points behind fourth placed Manchester City in the table and face an uphill battle in qualifying for the Champions League.
Levy told the official site: “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.”
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