Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked by Tottenham Hotspur this evening following the clubs disappointing start to the campaign.
The Argentine had been one of the worlds most sought after managers following his impressive five-year stint in charge at the North London club, where he had successfully transformed Spurs into a regular fixture in the Champions League.
However, having lost last season’s European Cup final to Premier League rivals Liverpool, Spurs have had a largely underwhelming start to the season, currently sitting in 14th in the table, 11 points off fourth-placed Man City.
Earlier today there were reports that the 47-year-old had held crisis talks with Tottenham chief, Daniel Levy, though Sky Sports reported that his departure would be a ‘long, drawn-old divorce’, with neither party wanting to blink first.
However, it seems as though Sky’s information was wildly inaccurate, as that ‘long, drawn-out divorce’ lasted all of three hours, the former Southampton boss being sacked by Spurs on Tuesday evening, the news crashing the Spurs website.
Pochettino leaves the club having lost 18 games in 2019 alone, and without having added to their trophy cabinet, despite a period which will be regarded as widely successful.