Jose Mourinho appointed Tottenham Hotspur manager months after losing Man United job
Jose Mourinho becomes new Tottenham Hotspur manager after Mauricio Pochettino. The Portuguese born tactician has been without a job since December 2018.
Spurs announced the sack of their Argentine boss after poor run of results Former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has been appointed new Tottenham Hotspur manager until the summer of 2023.
The Portuguese tactician takes over from Argentine handler Mauricio Pochettino, who was shown the exit doors earlier this week. Mourinho has been without a job after being fired by the Red Devils almost a year ago after too many issues with players and the club chiefs.
Earlier this month, the former Real Madrid boss was said to have told his close allies that he prefers to join Spurs.
Negotiations between Spurs and Mourinho who had been out of work since he was sacked by United in December intensified over the last few days and concluded in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Mourinho said: “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.”
His first game will be at the London Stadium on Saturday as Tottenham travel to take on West Ham in the Premier League.
Chairman Daniel Levy said he was “reluctant” to sack Pochettino, whose Spurs side lost to Liverpool in last season’s Champions League final, but explained the decision had to be made in the “club’s best interests”.
Mourinho won three Premier League titles with Chelsea, 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.