Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher thinks Tottenham’s decision to sack Mauricio Pochettino was “a bit out of order”.
Reports had circulated last week that the West Ham match on Saturday could prove ‘make or break’ for Pochettino but Spurs decided to act on Tuesday evening by sacking the Argentine.
And Carragher admitted he was “shocked” to hear the news of Pochettino’s sacking after performing well under “financial restraints”.
“It’s a massive shock. There’s no doubt Spurs have made a poor start to the season and had a poor 2019 domestically, but I think the job Mauricio Pochettino has done is miraculous,” Carragher said on Sky Sports News.
“The timing is very strange. I’m shocked that it’s a sacking and when I first heard the news I thought it may have been a mutual agreement.
“The fact he’s been sacked – I find that really, really strange and I also think it’s a bit out of order considering the job he’s done.
“I think he should have been given until the end of the season to try and get Tottenham back where they should be and where Tottenham should be really is not actually in the top four.
“I’m not trying to patronise them, but in terms of finances and what Pochettino’s done with the financial restraints he’s had at that club is just unbelievable.
“Tottenham should be a top-six club but he’s made them a top-four club and also a club who almost won the title, almost won the Champions League.
“People may say he never won anything, but considering what he had at his disposal, in terms of the size of the squad, just shows Pochettino’s quality as a manager. He certainly deserved to see out the season and get as close as possible to the Champions League.”