Tottenham fans have publicly thanked Mauricio Pochettin9o and his coaching staff for all that they have done for the club, and have questioned the decision to sack them, especially with a London derby with West Ham looming in four days.
The controversial decision was made by chairman Daniel Levy on Tuesday, citing poor results at the start of the season, with the club lying 14th in the Premier League before the international break. The club also suffered the worst home league defeat in their history when they were thrashed by Bayern Munich in the Premier League, and suffered a humiliating exit from the Carabao Cup at the hands of League Two Colchester United.
Despite that, many Spurs supporters feel that the man who guided them to the Champions League final just six months ago, deserved more time to turn things round at White Hart Lane, with a statement from The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust (THST) saying “We’re shocked and saddened to hear our club has sacked Mauricio Pochettino and his coaching staff.
“During his time at Spurs, Poch gave us many of our best moments as supporters, made Tottenham Hotspur a force to be reckoned with again, and forged a strong link with the fans. We will never forget the joy he brought us.
“Of course, results in the league have been disappointing for some time. But many fans thought Poch had earned the right to turn it around in the first sustained period of poor form we’ve had during his time at the club.
“We now have to look forward and take stock. But there are questions that must be asked of the board.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.