It’s official, Mauricio Pochettino’s reign at Tottenham has come to an end.
Following their disappointing start to the season, Spurs released a statement tonight to confirm Pochettino had been removed from his post, less than six months after the Argentine had guided the club to a first-ever Champions League final.
It’s another demonstration of the cut-throat world that is Premier League management, the news shocking football fans and in typical style sending social media into a frenzy.
Here are the best Twitter reactions to Pochettino’s sacking:
It’s fair to say the news has come as a shock to many…
Stunned by Spurs decision to sack Poch.
One of the good guys and a damn good manager too.
This game never ceases to amaze me #Pochettino
— Darren Fletcher (@DFletcherSport) November 19, 2019
Difficult to understand Mauricio Pochettino sacking! Always had hands tied, yet took Spurs on an incredible rollercoaster all the way to UCL Final. Recent results don’t lie, but players need to own up too. Felt Poch needed a new challenge, but at season end. Timing is mad! #THFC
— Reshmin Chowdhury (@ReshminTV) November 19, 2019
"I think the job he has done, which has been miraculous, certainly deserved him trying to see out this season."@Carra23 says @SpursOfficial's decision to sack Mauricio Pochettino is a "massive shock".
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) November 19, 2019
Despite the club’s recent struggles, Pochettino’s achievements were there for all to see…
Six months ago, Mauricio Pochettino couldn’t contain his emotions after guiding Tottenham to the Champions League final…
Things change quickly in football 😳pic.twitter.com/sNZgMU20OU
— Goal (@goal) November 19, 2019
4 – Tottenham Hotspur finished in the top four in four of their five previous completed seasons under Mauricio Pochettino, this after having finished in the top four in just two of their 22 Premier League campaigns before his arrival. Improved. pic.twitter.com/Ie8mo6MhNO
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 19, 2019
⚪ @SpursOfficial have announced that manager Mauricio Pochettino has left the club.
🏟 293 Games
✅ 160 Wins
🤝 60 Draws
❌ 73 Losses
🏟 Overcame stadium delays & no transfer budget.
👏 THAT comeback vs @AFCAjax.
🇪🇺 @ChampionsLeague Runners-Up.
🎶 “He’s magic you know…" pic.twitter.com/vLHPVXo3zd
— SPORF (@Sporf) November 19, 2019
Though rival fans were quick to point out his failure to win silverware…
Tottenham celebrating the trophies won under the Pochettino Era pic.twitter.com/troh6hH4Ux
— Hałe (@CFCHale) November 19, 2019
Attention soon turned to where the Argentine could head next, with one job in particular heavily mentioned.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, if you’re reading this, you may want to look away now…
Solskjaer right now pic.twitter.com/HGRpfSytoT
— Ferg (@itsferg_) November 19, 2019
As for Spurs, one man has emerged as a strong favourite for the job.
Now wouldn’t this be a story…
*Spurs sack Poch*
Jose Mourinho: pic.twitter.com/RMhvIpSai8
— Filipe Orlando (@MrFilipeOrlando) November 19, 2019