The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust, or the THST, have issued a reaction to the club’s decision to sack manager Mauricio Pochettino.
This sacking came after five and a half glorious years in charge of the North London club, during which time Pochettino led the team to their first-ever Champions League Final.
Poch also managed to secure four back-to-back top-four finishes in the Premier League, an unbelievable feat with the current state of the ‘big six’ all vying for those spots.
However, after just 14 points and three wins from 12 games in the league this season, a top-four finish looks unlikely, with Spurs closer to the relegation zone than those spots.
The THST have thanked Pochettino and his staff for the incredible memories over the past half-decade, and the joy these men brought to the club and the area.
The also called out the board for their role in the sacking, asking whether wages and transfer policies led to the player unrest.
Jose Mourinho has since been named the new manager of Tottenham.
They said (THST): ‘We’re shocked and saddened to hear our Club has sacked Mauricio Pochettino and his coaching staff. During his time at Spurs, Poch gave us many of our best moments as supporters, made Tottenham Hotspur a force to be reckoned with again, and forged a strong link with the fans. We will never forget the joy he brought us.
‘Of course, results in the league have been disappointing for some time. But many fans thought Poch had earned the right to turn it around in the first sustained period of poor form we’ve had during his time at the Club. We now have to look forward and take stock. But there are questions that must be asked of the Board of THFC.
‘The Club’s statement makes it clear the Board has decided to sack the manager and coaching staff. It is their decision. We question why this decision was taken at the end, rather than the beginning, of the international break. We question whether the timing of the decision leaves the Club with much choice in who takes over.
‘To take the decision it has, the Board must have a clear plan for what and who comes next. It needs to tell this Club’s supporters what that plan is. And the Board also needs to consider its own role in this. Is the manager solely accountable? How much has the Board’s line on wages and transfers contributed to player unrest and disaffection? How much did it contribute to the situation we now find ourselves in? And will it change to help support a new manager?
‘We’d like to put on record our thanks to Mauricio Pochettino, Jesus Perez, Toni Jiminez and Miguel D’Agostino for the fantastic football and magical moments they have brought us over the last five years.’
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