Tottenham appoint Mourinho as new manager

November 20, 2019
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The Portuguese is back in the Premier League following his sacking by Manchester United in December 2018 as he replaces Mauricio Pochettino.

Tottenham have confirmed the appointment of Jose Mourinho as their new manager on a contract that runs until 2023.

The announcement comes less than a day after Mauricio Pochettino was sacked by the club following a poor start to the season.

Spurs currently sit 14th in the Premier League after just three wins from their first 12 league games, while they also suffered a 7-2 thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Mourinho has been out of management since December 2018 when he was dismissed by Manchester United and the three-time Premier League winner is eager to get back into the game.

“I am excited to be joining a club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters,” Mourinho said in a club statement .

“The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me.”

The 56-year-old is no stranger to London having spent over five years at Stamford Bridge in charge of Chelsea where he won the domestic title three times across two separate stints.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy stressed that Mourinho’s strong track record of silverware was what made him an ideal choice to replace Pochettino, who had been at the helm since 2014.

“In Jose we have one of the most successful managers in football,” Levy said.

“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.”

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