Tottenham have lined up Jose Mourinho as Mauricio Pochettino’s replacement following the Argentine’s dismissal on Tuesday night.
Pochettino was fired by the north London club on Tuesday after a spate of poor results ending his five-year association with last season’s UEFA Champions League finalists.
Poch’s dismissal had been coming and it was just a matter of time before Spurs chairman Daniel Levy pulled the trigger. The club finished last season poorly and this year has been worse with the team currently lying 14th in the English Premier League, 20 points adrift of leaders Liverpool.
“We were extremely reluctant to make this change and 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 to 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, Levy said while confirming Pochettino’s departure.
Now reports in the UK indicate that Mourinho will replace the former Southampton man and he could be announced as a new coach on Wednesday morning. Spurs have since canceled their morning training session with the new coach expected to attend the afternoon session.
Mourinho has been out of a job since last December when he was fired by Manchester United after a run of poor results in the league. Should he be given the Spurs job, the north London club will be his third job in England having coached United and Chelsea. Mourinho has also been in charge of Real Madrid, Inter Milan, and FC Porto.