Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked from his role as Tottenham coach, it has been confirmed.
Pochettino joined Spurs in 2014 and took the team to new heights when he guided them to a second-place finish in the Premier League in 2016-17.
They became a regular Champions League fixture on his watch and were beaten finalists in Europe’s top competition last season, losing 2-0 to Liverpool in Madrid.
But the Argentine came under pressure amid his side’s underwhelming start to the current season.
They sit 14th in the Premier League table and 20 points behind leaders Liverpool and are 11 points adrift of the top four after 12 games.
The London outfit has failed to win any of their last five games in the English top-flight.
Three-time Premier League winner Jose Mourinho is in talks with Tottenham about becoming their next manager, following the dismissal of Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday.
A source close to the situation confirmed that the former Manchester United and Chelsea coach is a very strong possibility to be Spurs’ next manager.
Talks between Tottenham and Mourinho are ongoing with a deal yet to be struck, but the two sides on the right path to an agreement.
An announcement could come as soon as Wednesday morning but that will all depend on how negotiations go between the two parties.
Mourinho’s last stint as a manager came at Old Trafford, where he was sacked in December 2018 following a poor run of results.
The 56-year-old isn’t short of Premier League experience and won the title three times while at Chelsea.
Tottenham currently sits 14th in the Premier League after a rocky start to their campaign which has seen them win just three of their first 12 games in the domestic competition.
Story by Theresah Mensah.