Jose Mourinho has replaced Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham manager.
Mourinho, who was fired from Manchester United almost a year ago, has replaced Pochettino, whose service was terminated by the Spur’s management on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.
Mourinho was announced Tottenham’s head coach until the end of the 2023 season.
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According to reports, negotiations between Spurs and Mourinho intensified over the last few days and concluded in the early hours of Wednesday morning, November 20.
“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,” Mourinho said.
Speaking on the new engagement by Tottenham, Chairman, Daniel Levy, said he was “reluctant” to sack Pochettino, but explained the decision had to be made in the “club’s best interests”.
“In Jose we have one of the most successful managers in football,” Levy said on Wednesday.
“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.”
Mourinho’s first game as Tottenham’s head coach will be at the London Stadium on Saturday as Spurs travel to take on West Ham in the Premier League.