Tottenham sack manager Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham sack manager Mauricio Pochettino

- Mauricio Pochettino has been relieved of his duties as Tottenham manager

- Tottenham sacked the Argentine on Tuesday, November 19 night after a torrid run of form, which has left them toiling in 14th place in the table

- Former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is the favourite to replace Pochettino

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Tottenham have announced they have sacked manager Mauricio Pochettino with the Argentinian relieved of his duties after five-and-a-half years in charge and Jose Mourinho a frontrunner to take over.

Spurs, who were in the Champions League final only six months ago, have endured a tough start to the season and are currently 14th in the Premier League table.

Chairman Daniel Levy, who appointed Pochettino in June 2014, said: "We were extremely reluctant to make this change and it is not a decision the board have taken lightly, nor in haste.

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"Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and the beginning of this season have been extremely disappointing.

"It falls on the board to make the difficult decisions - this one made more so given the many memorable moments we have had with Mauricio and his coaching staff - but we do so in the club's best interests."

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Pochettino was at the helm for 293 games and delivered four successive top-four Premier League finishes, challenging for the title in 2015/16 and 2016/17.

He also memorably guided the club to their first Champions League final last season, but they fell short in the Madrid showpiece in a 2-0 defeat to Liverpool. earlier reported that Nigerian football superstar, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha is insinuating that Ghanaian footballers are ‘underachievers’.

In an interview with Joy Sports, the former Bolton Wanderers striker said when he thinks of Ghana football, he thinks of “flair” and “underachievers” at the same time.

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