Former Manchester United and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been announced as the new Tottenham manager after Mauricio Pochettino was sacked
Jose Mourinho has been announced as Mauricio Pochettino ’s replacement as Tottenham manager.
The former Manchester United and Chelsea boss will take over at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after Pochettino was sacked after five and a half years in charge on Tuesday night.
Mourinho was instantly installed as the favourite to replace the Argentine yesterday with the likes of Eddie Howe and Julian Nagelsmann also linked.
The Portuguese has been out of work since being sacked by Manchester United last December and always insisted he was waiting for the right opportunity to arise.
But news of Mourinho’s appointment was confirmed after Tottenham issued a statement early Wednesday morning.
“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,” the statement read.
“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).”
Mourinho has also spoken out for the first time and insists he is excited to work with a squad full of talented players and said the academy at the club excites him.
“I am excited to be joining a Club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters,” he said.
“The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me.”
Commenting on the appointment, Tottenham 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.”