Tottenham Hotspur has acquired the services of Jose Mourinho who will be taking over as the manager of the club from the Mauricio Pochettino who was fired yesterday.
Argentine Pochettino, had been with Tottenham for 5 years and has seen the club get into a new stadium and helped them reach their highest position in the UEFA Champions League. They were the runners up after getting beat by Liverpool in the finals.
Mourinho is recognized for guiding Chelsea to winning the English premier league, his success at Real Madrid and having guided Old Trafford side Manchester United to Europa League glory.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is believed to have drawn up a shortlist of managers which included the Portuguese, RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann, former Juventus boss Max Allegri and PSG’s Thomas Tuchel.
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.
Jose was promised funds to improve the squad in January and in the summer transfer window if he felt necessary.
“I am excited to be joining a club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters,” said Mourinho. “The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me.” Said Mourinho after he was appointed.
Levy said he was “reluctant” to sack Pochettino, however, the decision had to be made in the best interests of the club despite Mauricio having taken the club to the Champions League finals.
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.
“In Jose, we have one of the most successful managers in football,” Levy said on Wednesday.
“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.”
Mourinho, who lives in London, inherits a Tottenham side that has won just five matches all season.
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