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Pochettino’s sack was anticipated, but still surprising

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Pochettino's sack was anticipated, but still surprising - Tottenham Hotspur, Mauricio Pochettino

The news of Mauricio Pochettino’s sack from Tottenham Hotspur has been greeted with mixed feelings from both fans and pundits alike.

It seemed to be a long time coming. But despite being expected, it wasn’t at all perceived to be during the international break midway through November.

Mauricio Pochettino has in the past few years raised the bar at the White Lily’s, having helped them find their way to a consistent Premier League top four side after Liverpool and Manchester City.

Not to say, a brilliant Champions League campaign in the past season, which saw them reach the finals, only to be beaten by Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side.

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher didn’t seem at all surprised by the news, admitting Pochettino was already knocking on the exit door but has backed the manager to return to management in no time.

Pochettino's sack was anticipated, but still surprising - Tottenham Hotspur, Mauricio Pochettino

Many have, however, not greeted the news with a smile, accusing the club of failing to back the manager, which eventually led to his series of bad performances in the season.

Former England midfielder Trevor Sinclair, tweeted: “Tottenham players need to have a look at themselves in the mirror tonight after what Poch has done for them #Pochettino.”

Former Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas tweeted: “Shoulda backed him not sacked him! Gutted for Mauricio.”

Lineker tweeted: “He helped the club to punch massively above their weight for years. Good luck with finding a better replacement….ain’t gonna happen.”

Following the announcement, the hunt for a new manager is already believed to be underway. With several managers including Jose Mourinho and Massimiliano Allegri believed to be on the list of potential replacements.

Driven by the passion for the game, Gabriel is an avid Sports & Football fan, lover and now writer/analyst. "I may be right or wrong, never perfect but I do justice in my own way".

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