Opinion: A sad day for Spurs fans – thank you and farewell Mauricio

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We thought this day would never come, well not this soon. Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked by Tottenham Hotspur. Yes, you read that right. Our Argentine manager, who brought us so many happy memories, has left the club.

He took Spurs from a sixth-place team to a consistent top four team, title challengers and Champions League finalists. But football can change so quickly, and a poor end to last season domestically and a disappointing start to the current season has led Daniel Levy to this decision. But, it’s still the wrong one. A man that has given so much for the club, and who loves the club dearly, hasn’t been backed. The cause of this mess is not Pochettino, it is Levy and ENIC.

How can a man, who worked with limited resources, be sacked after achieving so much for the club? We cannot forget where Spurs were in 2014 before Poch took charge. In five years, he took the club to the final of Europe’s elite competition. The comeback away to Ajax was just unbelievable. It will live long in the memory of every devoted Spurs fan.

He led Spurs to three consecutive league finishes over Arsenal, something that meant a lot to every lilywhite after a prolonged period of being the inferior club in North London. He helped us achieve famous wins over Real Madrid, Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. He helped us finish second – our highest ever league position in the Premier League, also achieving a record points tally of 86 in the process.

Most of us didn’t want our manager to leave, but unfortunately, he has. Whoever comes in next, has extremely big shoes to fill. Levy has to get this appointment right and justify sacking Poch during his first bad spell as manager. Even the timing of the sacking is madness, why wait until the end of the international break to do it?

Every fan will wish nothing but the best for Mauricio for the rest of his managerial career, which will no doubt be filled with trophies. If he was backed, he would have eventually won trophies at Spurs, but the board refused to reward a man who simply deserved to be rewarded.

We will all look back on the Pochettino era with fond memories. This is not how it was supposed to end, but Pochettino took us to heights we could only dream of, and will forever be remembered as the man that made Tottenham good again.

After all, he’s magic you know.

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