Arsenal fans rage at Mauricio Pochettino suffering sack sooner than Unai Emery
Mauricio Pochettino has fallen victim to the axe at Tottenham after a poor start to the season – but Arsenal fans can’t believe he’s been sacked before Unai Emery.
Pochettino, 47, has lost his job a mere six months after guiding Spurs to their first ever Champions League final.
In their first 12 games of the 2019/20 Premier League campaign, though, the north London club have only won three times and currently sit in 14th place.
You would expect Arsenal fans to be on cloud nine after hearing about their arch-enemy’s latest setback.
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Instead, though, they have taken to Twitter to express their dismay at Pochettino being handed his P45 before Gunners counterpart Emery.
One wrote: “LOL HOWS POCHETTINO BEEN SACKED BEFORE EMERY”.
“How do we explain Tottenham sacked pochettino before unai emery? shame on the entire board of @arsenal” said this angry supporter.
Another gobsmacked Arsenal fan posted: “Emery outlived Pochettino. Wow!”
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“Spurs have sacked Pochettino before we sacked Emery madness #emeryout” wrote a fourth.
While this member of the Gunners faithful suggested: “Arsenal should sack Emery, hire Pochettino and completely destroy every Spuds life for the rest of eternity. Revenge is a dish best served cold”.
Pochettino spent five-and-a-half years at Tottenham, guiding the club to second-place finishes in the Champions League and the League Cup.
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Daniel Levy admitted the board were “extremely reluctant” to sack him, but the Spurs chief also highlighted how “extremely disappointing” results took their toll.
“We were extremely reluctant to make this change and it is not a decision the Board has taken lightly, nor in haste,” he said in a statement on Tottenham’s website.
“Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and beginning of this season have been extremely disappointing.
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“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.
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“We have a talented squad. We need to re-energise and look to deliver a positive season for our supporters.”
Despite occupying sixth, Arsenal only sit three points clear of 14th-place Tottenham in the Premier League table.
The Gunners have only won four times in their first 12 games, while defeats against Sheffield United and Leicester have plunged Emery’s future into doubt.
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