Jose Mourinho has been appointed as manager of Premier League side Tottenham Hotspurs following the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday.
Nicknamed the Special One he has got a three and a half year deal. Mourinho a former boss of Manchester United and Chelsea was obviously in talks with chairman Daniel Levy. Mourinho said he is looking forward to joining the club which has great passion amongst it’s supporters. He said,”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.”
The newly appointed Spurs boss will be the most successful boss on show once again having 3 Premier League titles to his name. This in fact is more than the whole of the other 19 Premier League joint together. He won Premier League titles as coach with Chelsea. Mourinho has been out of management since December 2018. He has obviously now decided that the time is right to return to management.
Daniel Levy Statement
Club chairman Daniel Levy also made a statement in which it was revealed on RTE regarding the appointment of the new Spurs boss. He said “In Jose we have one of the most successful managers in football.” He continued, He has a wealth of experience, can inspire teams and is a great tactician. He has won honours at every club he has coached.
In his interview with Spurs TV – his first since being appointed
Jose Mourinho said: “What can I promise? Passion, real passion. Passion for my job, but also passion for my club, that’s the way I have been all my career and I want to try, obviously, everything to bring happiness to everyone who loves the club.”
Were Spurs wrong to let Pochettino go?
This is perhaps the question on many people’s lips. I personally think they should have stuck with Pochettino. He has improved Spurs ever so well. Spurs lie in 14th place in the Premier League. The poor start to the season is what probably has cost the Argentine his job.
Mourinho’s first assignment will be this weekend with a London derby against West Ham.