- Pochettino, in his statement, said he "gave his best" for the club
- After five and a half years, the 47-year old fell out of favour with the London club
- He was, however, thankful for the opportunity to manage Tottenham
Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has broken his silence, more than a week after being replaced by Jose Mourinho.
The 47-year old issued an official statement on Thursday, November 28, where he started by thanking the Spurs owner Joe Lewis for the chance to manage a powerhouse in the Premier League.
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"I would like to thank [owner] Joe Lewis and [chairman] Daniel Levy for giving me the opportunity to be part of Tottenham Hotspur's history,” his statement read.
Pochettino further insisted that he gave his very best for the club.
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As TUKO.co.ke reported, the Argentine was unceremoniously dismissed and hurriedly replaced by Mourinho despite the upgrade that came with his five-year tenure at the club.
Notably, Pochettino guided Spurs to four finishes in the top four, establishing the club as one which consistently plays in Europe’s elite competition.
In the statement, he went on to thank fans and players who he helped develop since 2014.
"I would like to thank also everyone I met at Tottenham, all the club staff and the football players during these years. Finally I would like to give a special mention to the fans who make this club so great with their fantastic support."
Despite the sack, Pochettino has already been linked with a number of high-profile jobs, more recently with London side Arsenal, who are out of sorts under manager Unai Emery.
Gunners lost yet another game, this time in the Europa League as German side Eitracht Frankfut came from behind to stun them at the Emirates.
Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Manchester United are also some big clubs which have been linked with Pochettino, who has been tipped to bounce back sooner than later.
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