After the shock announcement of the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham Hotspur manager on Tuesday, the club announced moments ago that José Mourinho has been appointed in his place.
Following these developments, the Former Chelsea and Manchester United boss has signed a contract until the end of the 2022/23 season. “The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me,” said the 56-year-old who was previously rumoured to be in line for the manager job at German giant’s, Bayern Munich, as he put pen to his latest undertaking.
Mourinho has been out of work since being sacked as Manchester United manager in December 2018 and takes over a Spurs side that are 14th in the Premier League who have only managed three wins from 12 outings, so far this season.
Mourinho reportedly turned down a number of job opportunities, including in China, Spain and Portugal, since leaving Old Trafford. He won three Premier League titles and one FA Cup in two spells at Chelsea, while he won the Europa League and Carabao Cup with the Red Devils.
He has also previously managed Portuguese side Porto – where he won the Champions League – Italian club Inter Milan, with whom he claimed a league, cup and Champions League Treble, and Spanish outfit Real Madrid, who he led to the La Liga title.
During the reveal, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy was quoted as saying, “In Jose we have one of the most successful managers in football.” Mourinho’s first game in charge will be during the weekend’s fixture away to West Ham United in the Premier League.