Mauricio Pochettino has said in the Daily Star that he was happy to see Emmanuel Adebayor leave Tottenham Hotspur.
The Togolese striker had fallen out of the first-team picture, but was unable to complete a move during the summer transfer window.
It left the striker in an awkward situation, but the problem was resolved after he agreed to terminate his contract last week, making him a free agent.
It is a move which has satisfied Pochettino, who was glad to see the 31-year-old depart, but did wish him good luck for the future.
“I’m happy because it was important for him and the club to solve the problem," Pochettino told the Daily Star.
“We wish him all the best. Our relationship for one year was good but from the professional side, we needed to split.”
Adebayor fell out of Pochettino's selection plans towards the back end of last season, and he was unable to convince the Argentine to utilise him more often over pre-season.
With the additions of Heung-Min Son and Clinton Njie, Adebayor slipped even further down the pecking order, with Harry Kane monopolising the striking position.
Before falling out of favour, Adebayor made 106 appearances for Spurs, scoring a total of 41 times.