Arsenal manager Unai Emery reacts to Jose Mourinho replacing Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham

Unai Emery has reacted to Tottenham's decision to sack Mauricio Pochettino and hire Jose Mourinho
Unai Emery has reacted to Tottenham’s decision to sack Mauricio Pochettino and hire Jose Mourinho (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal manager Unai Emery admits he was ‘surprised’ Tottenham decided to part ways with Mauricio Pochettino and move for Jose Mourinho.

Spurs have endured a miserable start to the 2019-20 campaign but had reached the Champions League final under Pochettino last season.

Shortly after Daniel Levy opted to sack Pochettino, Tottenham announced the former Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid manager Mourinho as their new manager.

Reacting to the change, Arsenal boss Emery said: ‘I think it’s a surprise how it finished with Pochettino.

‘I don’t know exactly why and how it’s going to change their performance.

‘[Jose] is a very good coach his career is strong with titles and experience and I think also Pochettino working in Tottenham was amazing.’

Asked whether he was surprised by Pochettino’s sacking, Emery said: ‘Yes, for me it was a surprise.

‘Maybe the last matches they didn’t achieve a good result but in the last year with Pochetinno was perfect.

‘They decided to change and I don’t know the reason but we have our way and they have their way. We want to keep that distance [ahead of them in the table].’

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