Mauricio Pochettino’s time as Tottenham manager has come to an end following his dismissal on Tuesday evening.
Taking on the hotseat back in 2014 after doing a fine job at Southampton, the Argentine made supporters believe again as the team challenged for major honours.
Running Leicester City and Chelsea close in the title race in successive seasons, Spurs then lost in last campaign’s Champions League final after a remarkable run to the final.
However, it has been far from plain sailing this term and the team find themselves 11 points off the top four after only 12 league games.
Performances have certainly dipped in recent months and a number of players have been far from their best.
Here we take a look at those who could have done so much more this season.
Making a big impression on the opening day as he came off the substitutes’ bench to help turn the game in Spurs’ favour against Aston Villa, the Dane has been way off his best ever since.
He doesn’t deserve a place in the starting XI on current form and he has just sauntered through games on occasions.
A key player for Spurs in recent years after chipping in with goals and assists, Eriksen is doing none of that at present when he should really be grabbing games by the scruff of the neck.
Although he looks destined to leave the club in the summer with his contract running down, he should have been doing so much more for Pochettino and his team in recent weeks.
Bursting onto the scene at the start of the 2015/16 season following his move from MK Dons in the winter transfer market, Alli has been a shadow of his former self over the past 18 months.
Injuries have played their part, especially last campaign, and he has lost his place in the England squad as a result of his form.
His performances have started to pick up in recent weeks but it’s not been a good past 18 months for the 23-year-old.
Rose is another player who has been far from his best this campaign.
Looking set to leave in the summer as he was left out of the squad for the pre-season tour of Asia to explore other opportunities, the England international has still played on a regular basis despite his poor displays.
He’s made quite a few mistakes in his time on the pitch and he just doesn’t offer much going forward at present.
Stating last week that he will remain in N17 until the end of his contract as long as he has the backing of Pochettino, his situation may now change following the Argentine’s exit.
An integral part of the Spurs defence following his move to the club from Ajax in 2012, the Belgian was a shock omission from the squad against Aston Villa on the opening day.
Not involved against Man City and Newcastle United in the following league games, Vertonghen returned to the starting XI at the start of September for the north London derby at the Emirates.
He has been in and out of the team since then and his positioning has been poor when he’s played, while he does also seem to have lost a yard of pace over the summer.
Many may feel Toby Alderweireld also let Pochettino down given his contract situation, but the ex-Ajax man has been consistently one of Spurs’ better performers this year.
Right-back has been a real problem area this season for Spurs in wake of Kieran Trippier’s summer exit to Atletico Madrid.
Aurier is currently the man in possession of the shirt but he really hasn’t covered himself in glory during his time on the pitch.
He’s just so inconsistent and it’s scary the amount of times he’s been way out of position when Spurs need to defend.