Ex-Spurs manager directly blames the players for Pochettino sacking


Tottenham Hotspur have taken the decision to sack their manager of the last half-decade, Mauricio Pochettino, just 12 Premier League games into the season.

Few would have seen this coming after the Argentine led the club to their first-ever Champions League just six months ago.

However, after taking just three wins in the Premier League so far, being knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Colchester United, and humiliated 7-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League, Pochettino’s time in North London is done.

One man who knows a whole lot about the wrath of Daniel Levy’s firing finger is ex-Spurs manager Harry Redknapp, who has come out with a strong and honest reaction to Poch’s sacking.

Redknapp claims that the players are to blame for Pochettino no longer being with the club, as they performed below what was expected of them this season.

He also claimed that the team is massively underachieving at this moment in time.

He said (Sky Sports): “When people talk about the players all loving him, if they love him that much, maybe they should have all started playing a bit better.

“They’ve got him the sack, at the end of the day. They haven’t performed well enough, that’s why he’s lost his job. If they all loved him so much, perhaps they should have done a bit better for him.

“That’s why you get the sack. They’ve had one Champions League final; if you look back at the run, everything went their way a little bit. They’ve not won a trophy in five or six years with an incredible set of players.

“People say they need a better squad; have a look at them, they have four international full-backs, internationals all over the place, England internationals, all kinds. And up front, they’re not short either. They’re massively underachieving at the moment.”

Tottenham and Daniel Levy have now named Jose Mourinho as Pochettino’s successor.

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