Ex-Premier League player labels Spurs decision to sack Poch as ‘out of order’

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Tottenham Hotspur have taken the controversial decision to sack Mauricio Pochettino after five and a half years at the helm of the club, replacing him with Jose Mourinho.

In over half a decade in North London, Pochettino has developed Spurs from a Europa League side to one that made the Champions League Final last season.

Poch can also boast finishing in the Premier League top four for four years running, which is a tough ask with the standard of the ‘big six’ in England.

Not only this, but the Argentine manager played a huge hand in developing the likes of Harry Kane, Harry Winks, Dele Alli, and plenty more youngsters like them at Spurs.

Despite all of his positives, the one thing that Pochettino was never able to deliver was a trophy to Tottenham, making two finals during his time in charge and losing both.

However, Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has labelled Tottenham’s decision to sack Pochettino as ‘very strange’ and ‘a bit out of order’.

He said (Sky Sports): “It’s a massive shock. There’s no doubt Spurs have made a poor start to the season and had a poor 2019 domestically, but I think the job Mauricio Pochettino has done is miraculous.

“The timing is very strange. I’m shocked that it’s a sacking and when I first heard the news I thought it may have been a mutual agreement.

“The fact he’s been sacked – I find that really, really strange and I also think it’s a bit out of order considering the job he’s done.

“I think he should have been given until the end of the season to try and get Tottenham back where they should be and where Tottenham should be really is not actually in the top four.

“I’m not trying to patronise them, but in terms of finances and what Pochettino’s done with the financial restraints he’s had at that club is just unbelievable.

“Tottenham should be a top-six club but he’s made them a top-four club and also a club who almost won the title, almost won the Champions League.

“People may say he never won anything, but considering what he had at his disposal, in terms of the size of the squad, just shows Pochettino’s quality as a manager. He certainly deserved to see out the season and get as close as possible to the Champions League.”

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