Hours after relieving Mauricio Pochettino of his duties as Tottenham Hotspur manager, the club have confirmed the appointment of Jose Mourinho as their new manager.
Mourinho has penned a four-year contract with the club that runs till the end of the 2022-23 season.
The Portuguese has been without a job since being sacked as manager of Manchester United almost a year ago. He has claimed that while he has had several opportunities presented to him in that time, he was keen to wait for the right project (Sky Sports).
The Special One has a track record of winning trophies in England, as well as throughout his career, with the hope likely being that he can end the 11-year silverware drought.
Spurs have not won a trophy since the League Cup back in 2008 against Jose’s old club of Chelsea.
Mourinho said in a statement to the club that it was the quality in Tottenham’s squad that primarily attracted him to the job. The 56-year-old said, “The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me.”
Meanwhile, Daniel Levy also expressed his delight at having secured Mourinho as the club’s new manager. Levy said, “In Jose we have one of the most successful managers in football.”
“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.”
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The pace at which this went through suggests that discussions had potentially already occurred between the two parties. I personally would have preferred a young, up and coming manager like Julian Nagelsmann but Levy probably looked at Mourinho as a safer bet of success in the Premier League. Only time will tell if it is a good appointment or not.
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