By Ayyaz Malik
Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur have sensationally sacked manager Mauricio Pochettino after five and a half years in charge at the North London club. Pochettino, a former Southampton and Espanyol manager, had become one of the longest-serving current Premier League managers at The Lillywhites.
This decision by chairman Daniel Levy, is arguably a controversial one, especially after last season where Spurs reached the dizzy heights of the Champions League final (losing out to Liverpool in that final).
As good as an achievement that was, this season has been a difficult one so far, with the club languishing in 14th place after presiding in third place the season before and in the past four seasons qualifying for the Champions League consistently.
As difficult a start of the season as this has been, it can be argued that Pochettino, has been hampered by issues out of his control, with star players Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld struggling to agree on new deals and seeming set to leave come the summer.
Argentine Pochettino, is seen by many as one of the best managers in this current crop of young and becoming increasingly more experienced managers, but even he would have felt hampered with a squad rebuild that has only been half done. If even that.
One would like to think, that chairman Levy, does have a successor in mind, at this stage it’s hard to say, but a certain Jose Mourinho is out of work and will no doubt be mentioned.
An appointment, might not go down well with the players and supporters a like, but the man is a serial winner and is out of work after his sacking at Manchester United in 2018, so could be appointed without too many complications. A successor hasn’t been named to our knowledge as of yet, this story is still developing, but we the Asian Sunday Sports Desk will update you with more information as we get it.