Tottenham Hotspur have a new boss in North London, with Mauricio Pochettino making way in November for the serial winner Jose Mourinho.
The Special One has won trophies practically everywhere he has been in his managerial career, including Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Chelsea again, and Manchester United.
This is a man who has won the Premier League, FA Cup, and League Cup, as well as the Champions League; the four competitions that Spurs compete in.
However, it could be argued that the manager from Portugal has usually been given money to spend in charge of his clubs, something that may be harder to come by under Daniel Levy.
The January transfer market will mark the first chance for Mourinho to put his own stamp on the Pochettino-inherited squad with some sales and purchases.
However, the Spurs head coach claims that his team will not be kings of the market, they will operate intelligently, he is happy with his current players, and they will adapt if players leave.
He said (Football London): “It didn’t change my mind. I am at Tottenham Hotspur. I know the profile of club, I know the project, I know the vision, I know the objectives and I know that in our transfer market we are going just to react to things that can happen to us in the market.
“Like I was saying if some player leaves we need to adapt to it, but we are never going to be the kings of the market, attacking important targets, fighting with clubs that are ready by their profile and philosophy to splash the cash and to go to the important targets.
“We need to do our things in an intelligent way, a creative way, and I repeat I like the players that I have.
“The more I work with them, the more I know them, the more I realise their qualities and their problems. I keep saying that I need time and this time is arriving.
“Not from yesterday until the 26th, or the 26th until the 28th, but in January, in February, we are going to have a little bit more time to try to improve it.”
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