Here's Mauricio Pochettino's final message to Spurs players after sacking
Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur sacked Mauricio Pochettino after over five years in charge. The Argentine took Spurs to new heights over the past few years and got them back to the group of elite. Meanwhile, as the manager left the club, he left a heartbreaking final message for the players. Here are the details on the same.
Poor domestic results led to the sacking of Pochettino
Pochettino was replaced by former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho. The club is currently 14th in the Premier League and the domestic results since the last phase of the 2018-19 campaign haven't gone smoothly. This was a major reason for the club to get rid of the manager, who led them to the Champions League 2018-19 finale.
You will always be in our hearts, writes Pochettino
When Poch left Spurs, the players were on international duties. He was forced to write a goodbye message on a whiteboard at the club's Enfield Training Centre. His assistant Jesus Perez posted a picture of Pochettino writing the words, along with the final message. "Big thanks to you all," Pochettino wrote. "We can't to (sic) say goodbye...You will always be in our hearts."
Pochettino's final goodbye!
A look at Pochettino at Spurs
The former Espanyol and Southampton manager took over Spurs in 2014. Since then, he went on to manage 293 games across all competitions. He won 159 matches, drew 62 and lost 72 at win percentage of 54.3. He led Spurs to consecutive top-four finishes in the Premier League. However, one thing missing in his tenure was a trophy.
The best gift for me, I don't need players: Jose
Spurs face West Ham United on Saturday and Jose said he doesn't need new players and is happy with the squad. "The best gift for me, I don't need players," he said. "I am happy with the ones I have. I just need more time with them. I know them well from playing against them, but you never know them well enough," he added.
I'm not going to make the same mistakes, says Jose
Meanwhile, Jose said he won't make the same mistakes at Spurs like he did in previous managerial roles. "I realised I made mistakes," he said. "I'm not going to make the same mistakes. I'll make new mistakes - but not the same."