Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked by Tottenham Hotspur after he spent over five years in charge.
The Argentine coach has seen his Spurs side slump in recent months as they stumbled through the latter months of last season despite a miraculous run to the UEFA Champions League final as they lost to Liverpool in Madrid.
[ MORE: Mourinho to replace Poch? ]
Pochettino’s side currently sit 14th in the Premier League table after three wins from their opening 12 games of the season and with so many players seemingly ready to leave this summer (Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Christian Eriksen and Danny Rose to name a few) all was not well behind-the-scenes.
But nobody expected this so early in the season and so soon after Tottenham moved into their new home and big spending was promised.
Here’s a look at some of the reaction on social media to the shock firing of Pochettino.
Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked by @SpursOfficial. He helped the club to punch massively above their weight for years. Good luck with finding a better replacement….ain’t gonna happen.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 19, 2019
Pochettino sacked. Very odd timing. Issues between him and Levy/Board surely deeper than the ‘domestic results’ line. Excellent reign in tricky circumstances. Made them a perennial top 4 side and reached a Champions League final. If only he’d won a damn League Cup. #COYS
— Arlo White (@arlowhite) November 19, 2019
Tottenham players need to have a look at themselves in the mirror tonight after what Poch has done for them #Pochettino
— Trevor Sinclair (@trevor8sinclair) November 19, 2019
Poch sacked? Struggling to think of a sillier decision.
Spurs aren't in danger.
They're one win off 5th.
They're heading for CL knockouts.
They don't have transfer ££ so need a coach/motivator…in, um, the Poch mould.
Ok he has made a hash of it since June but…jings.
— Jonathan Northcroft (@JNorthcroft) November 19, 2019
Good luck to Tottenham on finding a manager that may outdo what Pochettino achieved. He may not have ‘won a trophy’ but he built a very good team that wasn’t too far away.
— Jim Beglin (@jimbeglin) November 19, 2019
Mauricio Pochettino sacked by #thfc. An incredible fall from the CL final in May. Internal unrest had grown for some time but still a remarkable end for a manager so highly thought of just a few months ago. The Amazon documentary has a twist we all know about now too.
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) November 19, 2019
18 – No ever-present Premier League club has lost more games in all competitions during 2019 than Tottenham Hotspur have under Mauricio Pochettino (18). Dismissed. pic.twitter.com/Qmg8pCy47a
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 19, 2019