Some managerial changes are predictable in football. Nathan Jones never looked likely to succeed at Stoke. Neil Warnock was always likely to become collateral at Cardiff. Javi Gracia was favourite to leave long before he left behind woeful Watford.
Other dismissals, however, come out of the blue. Or, as the last 24 hours have shown us, out of the lilywhite and blue.
Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham Hotspur are no more. ‘Poch’ has left Spurs, sacked by Chairman Daniel Levy, and already much missed by Spurs and England striker Harry Kane:
Gaffer. I’ll be forever thankful to you for helping me achieve my dreams. We’ve had some amazing moments in the last 5 and a half years that I will never forget. You were my manager but my friend as well and I thank you for that relationship. Good luck with your next chapter! pic.twitter.com/u64RXV7wd4