A day after parting ways with Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham Hotspur sent their fanbase into a frenzy by announcing former Chelsea and Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho as the new man in charge. And guess what, #MourinhoOut is already a trending topic on twitter
Pochettino, who joined Tottenham back in 2014 from Southampton, guided the Lilywhites to the Champions League final last season and thus became only the third manager in the club’s history to take the team in any major European final.
4 - Tottenham Hotspur finished in the top four in four of their five previous completed seasons under Mauricio Pochettino, this after having finished in the top four in just two of their 22 Premier League campaigns before his arrival. Improved. pic.twitter.com/Ie8mo6MhNO— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 19, 2019
Having been in charge of as many as 293 games across all competition, and 202 in the Premier League, the Argentine’s fall started soon after the new season unraveled. After being knocked out of the League Cup by League Two side Colchester, Tottenham suffered 7-2 hammering at hands of Bayern Munich at home in the Champions League.
Results continued to deteriorate as Brighton put three past Tottenham’s defence in the subsequent fixture, and as things are right now, the team sit at a lowly 14th place in the league table.pre
14 - Tottenham have picked up just 14 points from their opening 12 Premier League games this season, their lowest tally at this stage of a campaign since 2008-09 (12). Sluggish. pic.twitter.com/aTQsXxBN4Y— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 19, 2019
Responding to the fall, the Tottenham hierarchy replaced Pochettino with Mourinho, and the internet hasn’t really taken the news well. While some are excited about the news, some are, well… Let these tweets show you.
The man has had the job a few hours and #MourinhoOut is already trending 😂😂😂😂— Egusi Master (@_ChrisCuba) November 20, 2019
Can’t think of a worse appointment. I detest the man and his brand of football. A disaster in the transfer market. He will bankrupt the club. Dark, dark times at my beloved Spurs. #MourinhoOut— SteveQ (@SteveQueralt) November 20, 2019
Next thing will be Eva Canniera as Club Doctor. #MourinhoOut— Phil Soskin (@phil_soskin) November 20, 2019
Another form of Disappointment #MourinhoOut— Uganda (@ShabaEdie) November 20, 2019
Daniel Levy is an absolute weapon if he thinks this is the answer. Everything that was being built for the future is about to crumble. #MourinhoOut— Dan🍺⚽️ (@brodannic) November 20, 2019
Can’t wait for us to sign Matic in January for £75m and swap Kane for Lukaku and Mata. #mourinhoout— Iain Aitch (@iainaitch) November 20, 2019
Feature image courtesy: AFP / Oli Scarff