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Jose Mourinho appointed new Spurs boss

11 months ago

Jose Mourinho has been revealed as the new Tottenham Head Coach.

One thing you can’t accuse Spurs of, is hanging about in announcing the new boss.

It was only Tuesday night when they made public (see below) that Mauricio Pochettino had been sacked.

An interesting and high risk move by Spurs, especially appointing somebody who expects to have plenty money available for new signings.

It was claimed that Jose Mourinho was under consideration by Newcastle United in the summer, a claim which looks even less credible now than it did at the time.

Tottenham official statement:

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jose Mourinho as Head Coach on a contract that runs until the end of the 2022/23 season.

Jose is one of the world’s most accomplished managers having won 25 senior trophies. He is renowned for his tactical prowess and has managed FC Porto, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United. He has won a domestic title in a record four different countries (Portugal, England, Italy and Spain) and is one of only three managers to have won the UEFA Champions League twice with two clubs, FC Porto in 2004 and Inter Milan in 2010. He is also a three-time Premier League Champion with Chelsea (2005, 2006, 2015).

Commenting on the appointment, Chairman Daniel Levy said: “In Jose we have one of the most successful managers in football. He has a wealth of experience, can inspire teams and is a great tactician. He has won honours at every club he has coached. We believe he will bring energy and belief to the dressing room.”

Speaking on his appointment, Jose said: “I am excited to be joining a Club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters. The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me.”

The Mag – 19 November 2019:

Tottenham have sacked Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday night.

Only five months since he guided them to their first ever Champions League final, the Spurs boss finds himself out of a job.

I have a feeling Tottenham may live to regret this one.

I think Mauricio Pochettino is a cracking manager and would love to see him at Newcastle United one day.

Appointed in May 2014 he has done a great job but for some time there has clearly been problems behind the scenes.

Numerous reports saying that Pochettino was frustrated that he wasn’t allowed more freedom by Daniel Levy to do things his way and have more control of transfers.

This season Tottenham are down in 14th in the Premier League but look set to qualify from their Champions League group with Bayern Munich.

All eyes now on who Tottenham replace him with and where Mauricio Pochettino ends up.

Considering he has delivered league finishes of fifth, third, second, third and fourth, surely a ‘little’ bit harsh…

BBC Sport report:

Tottenham have sacked head coach Mauricio Pochettino after five years in charge of the Premier League club.

“We were extremely reluctant to make this change and it is not a decision the Board has taken lightly, nor in haste,” said Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.

“Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and beginning of this season have been extremely disappointing.”


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