After an official statement was finally released by Tottenham Hotspur on the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino, Dele Alli was the first to break the silence.
It was not until a couple of hours later, that the official statement from chairman Daniel Levy was there for all to read.
According to tottenhamhotspur.com, the statement read:
“We were extremely reluctant to make this change and 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.”
“It falls to the Board to make the difficult decisions.”
“This one made more so given the many memorable moments we have had with Mauricio and his coaching staff – but we do so in the Club’s best interests.”
“Mauricio and his coaching staff will always be part of our history.”
“I have the utmost admiration for the manner in which he dealt with the difficult times away from a home ground whilst we built the new stadium and for the warmth and positivity he brought to us.”
“I should like to thank him and his coaching staff for all they have contributed. They will always be welcome here.”
“We have a talented squad. We need to re-energize and look to deliver a positive season for our supporters.”
Dele Alli was quick to take to social media and acknowledge what Pochettino had done for him personally.
“I can’t thank this man enough. He’s taught me so much and I’m so grateful for everything he’s done for me.”
“Good luck and hope to see you again my friend.”
I can’t thank this man enough. He’s taught me so much and I’m so grateful for everything he’s done for me. Good luck and hope to see you again my friend. pic.twitter.com/dUO6AJlMxR
— Dele (@dele_official) November 19, 2019