Tottenham Appoints Jose Mourinho As Head Coach

Jose Mourinho has been appointed by Tottenham Hotspur as Head Coach.

The former Porto, Chelsea, Inter, Real Madrid and Manchester United manager replaces Mauricio Pochettino, who was sacked on Tuesday.

Negotiations between Spurs and Mourinho – who had been out of work since leaving Old Trafford in December 2018 – intensified over the last few days and concluded in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

His first game will be at the London Stadium on Saturday as Spurs travel to take on West Ham in the Premier League.

Pochettino left Tottenham with the club 14th in the Premier League and having won just five matches all season.

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Chairman Daniel Levy said he was “reluctant” to sack the Argentine, but explained the decision had to be made in the “club’s best interests”.

Tottenham confirmed Mourinho’s capture on the official website earlier today.

A club statement reads: “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.

“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.

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“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).

Commenting on the appointment, 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.”

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Speaking on his appointment, Jose 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.”

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