Report: Why Mourinho picked Spurs over a potential return to Real Madrid

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur parted company with Mauricio Pochettino late last month after five and a half years in charge.

Just six months prior, the 47-year-old had guided Spurs to their first ever appearance in the Champions League final along with securing their fourth successive top four finish in the Premier League.

A poor start to the new season saw Spurs head into the recent international break in the unfamiliar position of fourteenth in the Premier League table which proved to be enough for Daniel Levy to make his decison.

Less than twelve hours later, Jose Mourinho was confirmed as the Argentine’s successor.

The Evening Standard are reporting that Mourinho decided to make the move to Spurs ahead of a potential return to Real Madrid, having been made aware of their interest.

The Portuguese reportedly made his decison based on the fact that he feels the squad which he has inheritited in North London has potential to progress whereas the Spanish giants are coming to the end of their cycle with their current crop of players.

Mourinho feels that his Spurs squad is capable of challenging for the FA Cup and Champions League whilst also finishing in the top four of the Premier League.

He returned to winning ways yesterday afternoon with a convincing 5-0 win against Burnley at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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