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Pochettino’s son Sebastiano quits Spurs sports science team but his other son Maurizio stays in youth team

MAURICIO POCHETTINO'S son Sebastiano has quit Spurs' Sports Science team - but his younger brother Maurizio is staying as a star winger for the Under-23s.

Sebastiano survived Tuesday night's cull when Tottenham axed boss Pochettino senior and backroom staff, before successor Jose Mourinho brought in his own team.

But Sebastiano, 24, has now departed, three years after joining Spurs.

After achieving a First Class degree in Applied Sports Science from Southampton Solent University, he was named Tottenham's Sports Science Assistant.

He then headed the department from June 2017 until his exit.

It means highly-rated Maurizio 18, is the only Pochettino still at Spurs.


And while his dad's fortunes waned, Maurizio's have blossomed.

He earned his first professional contract over the summer and is already shining for the club's U-23s.

Apart from Poch senior, Spurs also ousted coaches Jesus Perez, Miguel D'Agostino and Toni Jiminez.

And the door was barely shut behind them before ex-Chelsea and Manchester United chief Mourinho confirmed their replacements.

In came assistant manager Joao Sacramento, who held the same position at Ligue 1 side Lille.

Fitness coach Carlos Lalin arrived after following Mourinho around at United, Chelsea and Real Madrid.

New scout Ricardo Formosinho was with fellow Portuguese Mourinho at Porto and the Bernabeu.

And Nuno Santos became Tottenham's goalkeeping coach, having held that job with Lille.

Multi-lingual Italian Giovanni Cerra joined the analysis team.

Meanwhile, Pochettino senior is already on the radar of Barcelona and Bayern Munich, having returned to his home in Spain.

Jose Mourinho pays tribute to Mauricio Pochettino in first press conference as new Tottenham coach

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