Tottenham Hotspur have sacked Mauricio Pochettino, bringing to an end his five-and-a-half year stint at the club.
The Argentine has been released from his contract following a severely disappointing start to the season in which the team have only won three out of their opening 12 games in the Premier League.
They have not earned victory in any out of their last five league matches since a 2-1 win over Southampton back at the end of September, leaving them in 14th position in the table, an aspect that has led to the dismissal of Pochettino.
A statement from Spurs chairman Daniel Levy read: “We were extremely reluctant to make this change and it is not a decision the board has taken lightly, nor in haste.
“Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and beginning of this season have been extremely disappointing.”
“It falls to 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.”
Pochettino has been a brilliant in his time in charge of the club, leading them to runners up spot in the Premier League in 2015/16, as well as a UEFA Champions League final.
The club now turn their attention to finding the Argentine’s successor. Jose Mourinho is currently the favourite to take over with Paddy Power with odds of 4/11.