Next Spurs manager oddsJose Mourinho 1/4Carlo Ancelotti 4/1Julian Nagelsmann 4/1Rafael Benitez 6/1Eddie Howe 12/1Brendan Rodgers 12/1Max Allegri 14/1Steven Gerrard 14/1Tottenham would be crazy to sack Pochettino despite form slump, insists ex-boss Harry Redknapp Announcing his decision in a club statement tonight, Levy said: “We were extremely reluctant to make this change and it is not a decision the Board has taken lightly, nor in haste.“Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and beginning of this season have been extremely disappointing.“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.“We have a talented squad. We need to re-energise and look to deliver a positive season for our supporters.” JOSE MOURINHO is odds-on favourite to replace the axed Mauricio Pochettino.The Argentine was relieved of his duties by kingpin Daniel Levy on Tuesday night – and already the race to appoint a new boss has begun in North London.2 Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked by Spurs after five years in chargeCredit: AFP or licensors2 Ladbrokes have Jose Mourinho as overwhelming favourite for the jobPochettino was furious that Tottenham failed to make a convincing bid for Philippe Coutinho in the summer.And he has watched star playmaker Christian Eriksen go off the boil amid the Dane’s contract wrangle.Even though Spurs are stuck in 14th place, there is a sense that the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Manchester United are still all keen on the Argentine.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer himself is under intense pressure at Old Trafford, while Bayern have already sacked the struggling Niko Kovac.
– From staff and wire reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventA woman who could hardly be heard, presumably Santos, called 9-1-1 and said someone was trying to kill her, said Sgt. Thomas Wagner of the Norwalk Station. Deputies sent to the house found Santos and her two sons in a smoke-filled room at the rear of the house, Wagner said. Deputy Chris Hardwick kicked in the front door when he arrived. Fellow Deputy Armand Villagomez went in and took the two boys out of the bedroom. It took firefighters about 20minutes to put out the blaze. The children were taken to Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in Whittier to be treated for smoke inhalation. They later were released to the custody of their father, sheriff’s Sgt. Paul Patterson said. NORWALK – Detectives on Monday said they expect to file charges of child endangerment against a woman suspected of setting her home on fire with herself and her two young sons inside. Joanne Santos, 35, remained in critical condition Monday with smoke inhalation and burns, officials said. “Our investigation – based on statements and investigation of the fire scene – indicates that the fire was intentionally set and that the mother was the object,” said John Cater of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s arson and explosives unit. Santos is believed to have set the fire about 2p.m. Friday in a rear bedroom of her home at 12819 Priscilla St., according to the Sheriff’s Department.