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Tottenham sack manager Mauricio Pochettino after five years in charge

Tottenham sack manager Mauricio Pochettino after five years in charge

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Tottenham have sacked manager Mauricio Pochettino after five years in charge of the Premier League club.Spurs have made a disappointing start to the current campaign and are 14th in the Premier League.BBC sports editor Dan Roan believes Jose Mourinho is a strong contender to replace the 47-year-old. "We were extremely reluctant to make this change. It is not a decision the board has taken lightly, nor in haste," said Spurs chairman Daniel Levy."Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and beginning of this season have been extremely disappointing."It falls on the board to make the difficult decisions - this one made more so given the many memorable moments we have had with Mauri...
Man City manager Pep Guardiola explains why he lost his cool at Anfield and congratulates Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

Man City manager Pep Guardiola explains why he lost his cool at Anfield and congratulates Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

Sports
Pep Guardiola insists he was not being sarcastic when he approached referee Michael Oliver after Manchester City’s 3-1 defeat at Liverpool. The City boss appeared to thank the official for his performance in a melodramatic fashion after the final whistle at Anfield. Getty Images - Getty Pep Guardiola appeared to sarcastically congratulate Michael Oliver at the end of the game Guardiola had been enraged during the Premier League clash as his side were twice denied penalties for possible handballs against Trent Alexander-Arnold. The first was the most controversial, coming immediately before Fabinho opened the scoring. The second came late on as City rallied in response to further goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. “It was not sarcastic,” Guardio
Houston Astros fire assistant general manager Brandon Taubman

Houston Astros fire assistant general manager Brandon Taubman

Sports
Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The Houston Astros fired assistant general manager Brandon Taubman, the team announced Thursday. In a statement released by the Astros, the organization admitted that Taubman's "inappropriate comments" about the team's acquisition of relief pitcher Roberto Osuna were aimed at a group of female reporters. Sports Illustrated's Stephanie Apstein published a report earlier this week that accused Taubman of yelling, "Thank God we got Osuna! I'm so [expletive] glad we got Osuna!" The comments, directed at a group of female reporters, came during the Astros' celebration after clinching the American League Championship Series on Saturday. During last season, Osuna served a 75-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. The suspension stemmed f...
The spectacular fall of money manager Neil Woodford

The spectacular fall of money manager Neil Woodford

Business
Every rider knows that after a bruising fall you should get back on the horse, if you can. This week, stockpicker Neil Woodford - an equestrian enthusiast - was unseated, told his champion was being sent to the knacker's yard, and responded by closing the stables.Woodford Investment Management is shutting after its eponymous boss was sacked from its flagship fund, once a big money winner for investors but now to be wound up, leaving some with heavy losses. Few give the 59-year-old any chance of saddling up as an investment manager again, marking the end for someone whose decisions affected billions of pounds worth of retirement savings. Neil Woodford made his name at Inv...
Marcelino was Valencia’s most successful manager since Rafa Benitez and the fans loved him – so why exactly was he sacked?

Marcelino was Valencia’s most successful manager since Rafa Benitez and the fans loved him – so why exactly was he sacked?

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When a coach gets the sack there tends to be a debate about patience, whether bad results would soon turn around and if it was too short sighted.When Valencia decided to let go of head coach Marcelino earlier this week, there was no such discussions. The move has been universally derided by both supporters and players alike because there is simply no sporting justification for it. The Asturian is the most successful and loved Valencia boss since Rafael Benitez, someone who took a side that was beginning to flirt dangerously with relegation and returned them to their rightful place in the Champions League. AFP OR LICENSORS Marcelino’s departure from Valencia has angered fans and players alike Better still, he produced a consistency that had eluded Valencia