It came as a massive surprise when Tottenham announced on Tuesday evening that Mauricio Pochettino had sacked as Spurs manager.

While Spurs’ performance and results have been quite poor of late, people still expected the Argentine to get time to turn things around given what he has achieved at the club.

Furthermore, the Sun reported that the swiftness of the sacking meant that Pochettino and his coaching staff didn’t even have time to say goodbye to the squad and instead had to leave them a note in the dressing room.

Now, a report in ESPN has detailed what happened on the day when Daniel Levy decided to sack Pochettino. The report claims that the 47-year-old told the Spurs chairman that he wasn’t willing to resign and that he would prefer to be sacked.

It is suggested that Pochettino went down that route as he is confident that things will go horribly wrong for his successor, Jose Mourinho at the club.

The former Spurs boss reportedly believes that the blame will be shifted to the Spurs board when Mourinho flops and that he will come out of it looking better as a result.

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If there is truth to this, then it does seem like the relationship between Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino became quite toxic towards the end. Given the reports about the former Spurs boss’ fallout with some first team players, one wonders if Pochettino’s position became untenable and left Levy with no choice but to sack him.

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