Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that they have ended their association with manager Mauricio Pochettino following the club’s disappointing run of league form.
The north London giants ended the previous league campaign on a low note with just one win from the final five matches, but they were still able to beat arch-rivals Arsenal to the fourth Champions League spot by the solitary point.
Pochettino was thereafter handed with the chance to strengthen the squad as he spent more than £100m on four players during the summer but that certainly did not improve the club’s results in the top-flight.
With just three points gained from the past five league games, Pochettino was undoubtedly under pressure but his dismissal has come as a surprise, given he has been sacked just days before the international break concludes.
The Capital outfit are currently placed 14th on the Premier League table and they have accumulated just 14 points while winning just three of their opening 12 matches.
As such, it can be said that things can’t get any worse for the north London giants and it remains to be seen who is handed with the job of resurrecting the club’s fortunes in the league.
As per Sky Italy’s Fabrizio Romano, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is understood to have opened negotiations with Jose Mourinho over a Premier League comeback and that would certainly be a major coup for the club.
Mourinho has been out of managerial work for nearly 11 months since his dismissal at Manchester United but his experience and tactical acumen should aide Spurs’ ambition of salvaging their top-four hopes.