In what has been a shocking few hours at Tottenham Hotspurs. Jose Mourinho has been appointed Tottenham manager after the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday.
Former Chelsea and Manchester United manager Mourinho has signed a contract until the end of the 2022-23 season.
When asked about why Jose decided to take the Tottenham job, the Portuguese said “The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me,” said the 56-year-old Portuguese. “Working with these players is what has attracted me.”
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy said: “In Jose we have one of the most successful managers in football.”
Pochetinno leaves Tottenham after a succesful 5 and a half years at the club in which the London club became Champions League regulars, a rare achievement for the Lilly Whites.
However, since his appointment in April 2014, Pochetinno did not win a trophy in his time in charge of the north London club, with Spurs’ last silverware being the League Cup in 2008.
Levy added: “He [Mourinho] 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.”
Mourinho still has a home in London and won three Premier League titles – in 2005, 2006 and 2015 – as well as one FA Cup in two spells at Chelsea so the transition should not be a difficult one