Pochettino sacked by Tottenham

English Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the departure of manager Mauricio Pochettino, following a string of poor results this season.

A poor start to the season has seen Spurs exit the League Cup to lower league opponents, while they currently sit in 14th spot in the Premier League standings.

Spurs have failed to win their last five league encounters, the last of which was a 1-1 draw at home to Sheffield United before the international break.

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"We were extremely reluctant to make this change," Spurs chairman Daniel Levy told the club's website.

"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."