In the early hours of this morning, Tottenham Hotspur sacked Mauricio Pochettino following a disappointing start to the season.
Spurs sit 14th on the league table with just 14 points after 12 matches played this season. A situation no top 6 side should find themselves in. There have been rumours regarding a fallout between Pochettino and the board, but no one expected a decision to be made so soon.
Just months ago, the Argentine had led the North London side to a Champions League final. But that clearly failed to impress enough as a poor start to the campaign and underwhelming summer signings left the board with no choice.
According to David Ornstein, the former Southampton boss had refused to resign as told by Daniel Levy and forced his hand.
But that didn’t stop the Londoners from appointing their next man as just hours later, the infamous Jose Mourinho was announced as the new Spurs boss. A shock appointment, considering he was at Manchester United less than a year ago.
The sacking of Mourinho had divided the United fanbase, which meant they reacted better to the change in personnel in a bigger fashion than Spurs fans.
See their reactions here:
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) November 20, 2019
Lose the next 2 in a row, Jose to finish the job at OT?
Hope this helps
— Mike (@MikeLUHG_) November 20, 2019
When we sacked Mou, we spent 4 months before confirming the appointment of someone who relegated Cardiff. When Spurs sacked Poch, they took 10 hours to confirm the appointment of a 3 time PL winner and 2 time CL winner.
Don’t compare Levy to the Glazers. There are levels.
— ً (@UtdHenry) November 20, 2019
Fair to say most of the Portuguese’s supporters among the Red Devils fanbase are dreading the visit of the Lily-whites in December. Fans don’t look a bit positive about the upcoming fixture, with some on Twitter speculating a loss to Mourinho’s Spurs would be the final nail in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s coffin.
On the other hand, Chelsea fans are disappointed with their greatest ever manager heading to derby rivals. The Chelsea fanbase share a common sense of awkwardness they faced when their former boss was appointed by the Manchester outfit.
However, there also also a large number of Chelsea fans who believe the former Real Madrid manager is past his prime and will leave Tottenham in a worse state than the time he left Old Trafford in.
It is ZERO surprise to me that Mourinho would take the Spurs job.
As a Chelsea fan I will always appreciate what he did for the club, but the man’s ego completely prevents him from having any sort of loyalty.
I truly think he’s dusted in this game anyway, so I’m fine w/ it.
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) November 19, 2019
Jose Mourinho’s commitment to upsetting Chelsea fans is by far his most attractive quality.
— Darren Richman (@darrenrichman) November 20, 2019