Report: Daniel Levy has left Mauricio Pochettino devastated

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Tottenham Hotspur decided to part company with Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday evening after five and a half years at the club.

Under Pochettino Spurs finished in the top four of the Premier League for four seasons in a row whilst also guiding the club to their first appearance in the Champions League final.

After a tough start to the season where they were humiliated in cup competitions by Bayern Munich and Colchester United whilst also only managing to win three of their opening twelve top flight fixtures under the Argentine, he was dismissed.

Levy said in a statement on the club’s official site that he was extremely reluctant to make the change.

Less than twenty-four hours later, the chairman had moved to bring in former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho to take over.

The Daily Star claim that Levy’s decision to relieve him of duties has left Pochettino devastated.

It is claimed that Pochettino considered himself to have a close relationship with the Spurs supremo and did not expect to be sacked in the middle of the season.


The decision to sack Pochettino took most Spurs fans by surprise and they will never forget the way he transformed the side.

Levy is known for his ruthlessness and runs the club as a business, hopefully, Mourinho can take us to the next level and Pochettino is back in football soon.


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  1. For a 12M or so payoff…I’d take devastated. MoPo will find another club soon I would predict. Pellegrini out and MoPo in anyone?

  2. Levy didn’t let Pocettino down. Pochettino was undermined by the malcontents who had stopped playing full tilt for Spurs. Eriksen, Rose, Vertongen et al and his blind acceptance of “Captain England” who hasn’t given us more than 15 minutes in any game since the World Cup. Don’t know if Mourinho can turn things around; but he is unlikely to put up with the crap that Poch did. The malcontents should be allowed to leave with thanks for their efforts in the past (for which they were well paid) but they are not still good enough to deserve an increase or a longer extension. One year at present salary (or 2 at a reduced rate) might be okay Rose should be paid out and sent home to wait out his contract expiration. Eriksen is a real problem. He has the skills but not the committment. He has already left the club in his own mind.

  3. The “Malcontents” were only there as Levy refused to get rid of them for the offered sums by other clubs(fact, not opinion) as he wanted more (as usual) this left them and their poison still in the dressing room as well as reducing the funding available for replacements. Pochettino made it clear after the CL final that the next step was up to Levy and he failed miserably. IMO he lost interest thereafter and wanted the sack so that he could go to another club with it costing. I cannot blame him even if I think this is what happened.


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