Report: Daniel Levy opens up on emotional decision to sack Pochettino in new quotes

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Tottenham Hotspur fans now have under a week to wait until the release of the first three episodes of Amazon Prime’s ‘All or Nothing’ docu-series.

The series has been following the behind-the-scenes goings-on at Tottenham for over a year, covering everything from the 2019/20 season in North London.

One of the key moments in this campaign for the Lilywhites came in the first few months when Daniel Levy and the Spurs board decided to sack Mauricio Pochettino.

The Argentine had been at the helm of Tottenham for over five years, leading them to a Champions League Final just a few months previous.

The Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick, who has already watched the first three episodes of the documentary, has now revealed what Levy had to say on the sacking.

It appears that the Spurs chairman was rather torn up about the decision to let Pochettino go, as the pair had become friends away from the pitch.

Levy also reportedly admits that he “got lucky” with his decision to appoint Pochettino in 2014 while insisting that the decision to sack him was the most emotional decision he ever made.

He said (Standard): “[I felt] a lot of heartaches is the honest answer. It’s never easy when you have to ask someone to leave the club.

“When you’ve been working with someone for five and a half years, it’s difficult. My heart was telling me ‘don’t do it’ and my brain was telling me ‘you need to do it’.

“It’s the most emotional decision I’ve ever had to make. It was more than just an employer, employee relationship. We went away together, we had a lot of fund times outside the club. I’m sure after a little while we’ll continue doing that.

“At the moment things are a little raw, which is understandable. Mixed emotions. It’s not a nice experience for either of us.

“Everyone is going to have different opinions. That fact is that the results weren’t where they needed to be. We have to do what we feel is right for the club and only time will tell if it’s the right decision.”

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