Just 10 hours after the departure of Mauricio Pochettino, Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur has appointed Jose Mourinho as the Argentine’s successor.
Following a poor run of results in the Premier League, Spurs are currently in 14th place on the League table. A lot was expected from the North London side after the reached the finals of the Champions League in the summer but lost out to 2-0 to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool But an underwhelming start brought Pochettino’s career at North London to a rather shocking end after five seasons. And Spurs have wasted no time in luring in former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho to fill in the void.
Having managed Chelsea on two occasions and Manchester United as well for a brief stint, the Portuguese manager is well aware of the workings in England’s top-flight division. Having won a domestic title in a record four different countries (Portugal, England, Italy, and Spain) Mourinho is also one of only three managers to have won the UEFA Champions League twice with two different clubs, FC Porto in 2004 and Inter Milan in 2010. He is also a three-time Premier League Champion with local London rivals Chelsea and Spurs will hope to add some silverware to their cabinet with his appointment. In his career, Mourinho has won 25 major titles and is renowned for his tactical prowess as well as a ruthless attacking philosophy.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy spoke on after Mourinho was confirmed as the new manager and admits to putting his faith in the 56-year-old, “In Jose, we have one of the most successful managers in football. He has a wealth of experience, can inspire teams and is a great tactician. He has won honors at every club he has coached. We believe he will bring energy and belief to the dressing room.”
Mourinho has signed a contract which will keep him at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium until the 2023 season and explained that one of the main reasons for joining the club was the players that he has a chance to manage as well as the passionate fans, “I am excited to be joining a Club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters. The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me.”
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