Report claims that these £215.2m payments show why Pochettino was sacked

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur took the difficult decision to sack long-term manager, Mauricio Pochettino, last November, after the Argentine had endured a poor start to the season.

Despite the fact that Pochettino had led the club for five and a half years, including a Champions League Final just months before, his time was cut short.

Within 24 hours, Tottenham had serial winner, Jose Mourinho, at the helm. Football Insider have now claimed that they understand Spurs took the decision out of fear that they would miss out on Champions League football.

The report states that Tottenham have earned £215.2m from the Champions League over the past three seasons, which is why they were so afraid of dropping out of the top four.

When first joining, Mourinho’s brief was apparently to finish in the top four and maintain Tottenham’s spot among Europe’s elite. Unfortunately, the Lilywhites now lie in eighth and some way off that aim.

Football Insider also added that Spurs’ 2018/19 pre-tax profits were the fourth-highest in Premier League history, a record they hold themselves from 2017/18.

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