Jose Mourinho: Tottenham Hotspur announce new head coach
The Portuguese coach, who’s won 25 senior decorations in his career, has signed a contract until the end of this 2022/2023 year old.
Pochettino was fired only six months after directing the staff but had witnessed a slump on the form of his side this year.
“In Jose we have one of the most successful managers in football. He’s got an abundance of experience, can inspire groups and is a wonderful tactician,” Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said in a statement.
“He has won honors at every club he’s coached. We believe he will bring electricity and belief to the dressing area.”
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Spur will be the English Premier League club that Mourinho has handled.
He won three Premier League titles and a FA Cup during two seasons at the Chelsea dugout, before winning Carabao Cup and also the Europa League with Manchester United.
The seasoned coach has managed Spanish giants Real Madrid and Inter Milan both sides to victory in the most prestigious club competition, the Champions League of Europe — along with FC Porto, where he won the Copa del Rey as well as the league title.
“I am excited to be joining a club with such a wonderful heritage and such passionate supporters,” Mourinho said in a statement supplied by the club.
“The caliber in both the group and the academy excites me. Working with those players is that which has attracted me.”
Mourinho isn’t a stranger to controversy — he uttered a finger in the eye of Barcelona assistant Tito Vilanova and hasn’t held a job at football since he had been sacked by Manchester United at 2018 Regardless of being a winner.
The career of mourinho has also been indicated by an inability to endure over three seasons in the clubs he’s handled. Only once has he forced it into a effort, and even then he abandoned Chelsea through his first spell at Stamford Bridge.
His first game in control of his new team will be from West Ham on Saturday.
Manchester United and Chelsea, he will then confront his former teams, on December 4 and December 22 respectively.
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Big shoes to fill
Mourinho certainly has big shoes to match.
Pochettino was hired in May 2014 and transformed the club into one of the teams in Europe. Spurs qualified for the Champions League an achievement made all the more noteworthy by the luck of capital at his disposal.
However, the coach was not able to win a decoration and Tottenham remains without silverware.
League Two group Colchester United the club has managed to take only 14 points from 12 league matches falling to 14th in the league — and knocked from the League Cup this year.
Spurs were also thrashed at home by Bayern Munich, together with the German side winning 7-2 in a Champions League league set sport.
“Mauricio and his training staff will always be part of our history. I have the utmost respect for the way he coped with the difficult times away from a house floor whilst we built the new stadium and also for its warmth and tranquility he brought us,” Levy added.
“I should like to thank him personally and his training team for all they have contributed. They will always be welcome here.”