Jose Mourinho has put pen to paper on a contract with Tottenham Hotspur until 2022/23, replacing Mauricio Pochettino at the helm after a poor start to the season for the club.
Jose Mourinho has been clear since he was sacked by Manchester United last year that he was waiting for the right project (The Coach’s Voice).
A report in Sky Sports has now detailed what was discussed between Mourinho and Spurs chairman Daniel Levy and why the Portuguese decided to take the Spurs job.
It is claimed that the 56-year-old was desperate to achieve success in a third different Premier League club in order to prove himself following the disappointing ending to his stint at Man Utd.
Discussions between the pair reportedly centred around the present squad, the style of play Mourinho would adopt and potential transfer budgets.
It is claimed that Mourinho believes the squad is quite strong and is currently underachieving. While he did think the players at the club were good enough to compete for honours, he was also reportedly promised that funds would be made available if he deemed them necessary.
It is also asserted in the report that the new Tottenham boss believes the club has everything in place including the personal, the stadium and the training ground to be successful in the years ahead.
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Based on this report, it does seem like the Spurs job was something Mourinho actively identified as a good fit for him and pursued. After his misadventures with Manchester United, you can be sure that he would have wanted commitments to be made over the transfer funds and it looks like Levy had made promises.
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