Mauricio Pochettino has officially resigned from his position as manager at Southampton to take the reigns at Tottenham Hotspur. The coach, who guided the Saints to an 8th place finish just 2 places behind Spurs, who finished 6th after sacking Andre Villas Boas in place of Tim Sherwood.
The official statement from Southampton states:
“The Club has been on a constant path of growth since the arrival of Markus Liebherr in 2009. This growth took place before Mauricio came, it continued strongly under his leadership, and it will continue into the next season. The Board’s job is to find opportunity in this challenge and to continue to move the Club forward.
“We have begun the search for a new high-calibre manager. We will be looking for a manager that shares our values, our principles and our philosophy; a manager who can continue to grow the First Team and build on our strong foundation – a foundation led by an ambitious vision and plan that continues to build on our world-class academy, our amazing 129-year heritage and our excellent staff, and rewards our loyal and passionate fan base.”
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