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Tottenham have sacked head coach Mauricio Pochettino as head coach.

“We were extremely reluctant to make this change, Daniel Levy, club chairman in a statement Tuesday evening.

“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 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.

“Mauricio and his coaching staff will always be part of our history.

“I have the utmost admiration for the manner in which he dealt with the difficult times away from a home ground whilst we built the new stadium and for the warmth and positivity he brought to us. I should like to thank him and his coaching staff for all they have contributed. They will always be welcome here.

“We have a talented squad. We need to re-energise and look to deliver a positive season for our supporters.”

Pochettino’s coaching team, including his assistant Jesus Perez, as well as Antoni Jimenez and Miguel d’Agostino, have also left the club.

The Argentine joined the club from Southampton five years ago and reached the Champions League final last season.

This campaign, however, has been poor and the club sit in 14th place in the Premier League having won just two of the club’s last nine games.

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