Former Tottenham striker Peter Crouch believes Spurs will regret sacking Mauricio Pochettino
- The former striker was 'flabbergasted' by Spurs' decision to sack Pochettino.
Did Spurs make the right decision by sacking Pochettino?
Tottenham released an official statement on Tuesday evening, confirming the sacking of Pochettino.
The Argentine manager joined Tottenham from Southampton in 2014 and helped the club to their first-ever Champions League final last season. Pochettino also guided Spurs to four top-four finishes.
Although Spurs are currently 14th in the Premier League table, the north London club's decision to part ways with Pochettino came as a surprise to many.
Former Tottenham striker Peter Crouch wrote in his column in the Daily Mail hat he was left 'flabbergasted' with Spurs' decision to sack Pochettino.
"I'm flabbergasted by Tottenham's decision. I know results have been poor and I understand why the top teams act when their potential to qualifying for the following season's Champions League is in jeopardy, but it is ridiculous to think Pochettino has suddenly lost his spark.
"He led Tottenham into the Champions League final on June 1. Some clubs, who aren't accustomed to that stage, would build a statue for a manager who took them to the biggest game in club football, but all Pochettino has got is his marching orders. I fear it is a decision Tottenham will regret.
"Pochettino won't be out of the big time for long. A superpower - whether it is Manchester United, Real Madrid or Paris Saint-Germain - will come to take him, of that you can be certain, and that is why I cannot understand the logic of Tottenham's actions."
It remains to be seen who succeeds Pochettino at Tottenham, with Jose Mourinho tipped for the role.
Published 20 Nov 2019, 08:45 IST