Mourinho reveals transfer discussions he had with Levy before taking Spurs job

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Dom Le Roy

Jose Mourinho was told that he would not have money to spend in the January transfer prior to taking charge of Tottenham Hotspur.

The Daily Express claim that Mourinho was made aware of the financial situation by Daniel Levy prior to him being appointed as the club’s new head coach.

Levy sacked Mauricio Pochettino during the November international break with the club finding themselves in the lowly position of fourteenth in the Premier League table and less than twelve hours later was replaced by Mourinho.

The Spurs chairman stated in an interview earlier this week that he backs Mourinho’s stance that the club do not need to do any business in the transfer market next month but instead will focus on returning the players back to their highest levels of form (Standard).

Mourinho revealed in an interview with Sky Sports that he knew what he was getting into prior to accepting the position.

He told Sky Sports: “I’m relaxed because I got this club exactly as I was expecting.

“I expect to be asked about Daniel Levy saying we don’t plan to spend a lot, and people to ask if I’m upset.

“Will that upset me? No. I knew it, he told me! Everything was crystal clear, no secrets in any of the club’s plans, and this makes me happy.

“I don’t like being at a club and being surprised by things. Here there are no surprises.

“Would I prefer to have £300m in January? I wouldn’t. In January I don’t need players.”

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