Jose Mourinho was extremely excited after being appointed Tottenham’s coach to replace Mauricio Pochettino – who was fired after the poor performance of the current Champions League runner-up in the Premier League this season.
AFP quoted the statement of the North London team, said the former Chelsea coach, Real Madrid and Manchester United signed a contract to lead Spurs on November 20 for the end of the 2022 – 2023 season.
“I am delighted to join a club with such a wonderful heritage and enthusiastic supporters. The quality in both the squad and the academy excited me. Working with these players is what appealed to me”, said Mourinho, who won domestic titles with a record in four different countries.
Meanwhile, Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy said: “At Jose (Mourinho), we have one of the most successful military leaders in football. He has a lot of experience, can inspire the teams and has a great tactician. He has won trophies at every club he has coached. We believe he will bring energy and confidence to the dressing room”.
Spurs also praised their new coach in his statement: “Jose is one of the most perfect coaches in the world to have won 25 senior titles.” It was the Champions League with Porto and Inter Milan. The 56-year-old Portuguese also won three Premier League titles at two stages leading Chelsea in the past and recently returned to England to lead Manchester United in 2016.
Mourinho was sacked by the Old Trafford Stadium last December after a bad result and has quit since then, and most recently worked as a television commentator. With shocking statements and a full-blown strategist, the Premier League will certainly be more interesting in the next tournament. The special person will make his first Tottenham debut as a London derby clash with West Ham in the third round of the Premier League, taking place at 19.30pm on November 23.
Previously, Tottenham fired Pochettino after bringing Spurs to certain successes since joining from Southampton in 2014. Despite not winning a trophy, the 47-year-old Argentine coach took Tottenham to the Champions League final for the first time in history 6 months ago.
However, Pochettino was unable to retain his seat when Tottenham began to decline and is currently ranked fourth after 12 Premier League rounds this season (20 points behind leaders Liverpool), eliminated from the League Cup united by Colchester United (the team playing in the fourth division) and suffered an embarrassing 2-7 defeat at home to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.