Watch: Mourinho makes Ronaldo reference to Spurs academy star

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Jose Mourinho held his first training session at Hotspur Way yesterday after being appointed as the new head coach at Tottenham.

The Portuguese was filmed by the club’s official Spurs TV channel on the training pitch interacting with some of the club’s established first team stars including Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Danny Rose.  

One Spurs fan has picked up on the fact that Mourinho shares a moment with Japhet Tanganga.

Mourinho can be heard telling another coach that Tanganga marked Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Spurs academy product was included in Mauricio Pochettino’s pre-season tour of the far east and impressed during his performance against Juventus in Singapore where he played as a central defender alongside Toby Alderweireld.

Opinion

It is great to see Mourinho interacting in such a positive manner with some of our bright academy talents during his first day on the job.

Tanganga is out of contract in the summer and hopefully the club can persuade him that his future lies in North London.

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