Jose Mourinho takes over the hot seat at Tottenham Hotspur


Jose Mourinho takes over the hot seat at Tottenham Hotspur
Jose Mourinho was on Wednesday named Tottenham Hotspur new manager, replacing Argentine Mauriccio Pochettino.PHOTO/COURTESY/Tottenham

In Summary

  • English Premier league side Tottenham Hotspur has appointed Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho their new manager on four-year contract just hours after Argentine tactician Mauricio Pochettino left the role.
  • The club made the announcement Wednesday morning in a statement published on their website.

English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur have appointed Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho their new manager on four-year contract just hours after Argentine tactician Mauricio Pochettino left the role.

The club made the announcement Wednesday morning in a statement published on their website.

The club said:  “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jose Mourinho as Head Coach on a contract that runs until the end of the 2022/23 season.

“Jose is one of the world’s most accomplished managers having won 25 senior trophies. He is renowned for his tactical prowess and has managed FC Porto, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United. He has won a domestic title in a record four different countries (Portugal, England, Italy and Spain) and is one of only three managers to have won the UEFA Champions League twice with two clubs, FC Porto in 2004 and Inter Milan in 2010. He is also a three-time Premier League Champion with Chelsea (2005, 2006, 2015).

Commenting on the appointment, Chairman Daniel Levy said: “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 honours at every club he has coached. We believe he will bring energy and belief to the dressing room.”

Speaking on his appointment, Jose 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.”

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