BREAKING: Tottenham Hotspur appoint Jose Mourinho as their new manager
Jose Mourinho is once again back in charge of a team in the Premier League and this time, he will be the manager of Tottenham. Over the course of his 19-year managerial career, he has taken charge of two other Premier League clubs, Chelsea and Manchester United.
Tottenham have replaced sacked Pochettino with Mourinho
Last night, Spurs released a statement saying that their 47-year-old Argentine manager has been sacked after five and a half years in charge. Pochettino had guided the Lilywhites to the finals of the UEFA Champions League last season but after a poor start to their Premier League campaign this season, Tottenham are now 14th in the standings.
The former Southampton manager joined Tottenham in 2014 but has failed to guide the club to any trophies in the last half a decade. On the other hand, Mourinho is an apt appointment who has experience in the Premier League and winning trophies. In his previous two appointments, he has won the EFL Cup, Europa League and Premier League. The Portuguese last managed Manchester United before he was sacked in December 2018.
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.”
Speaking on his appointment, Mourinho stated:
“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.”
Having appointed Mourinho on a three-year contract, Spurs will be hoping to get their season back on track and enter the top four by the end of the season. With 14 points from 12 matches, they are 11 points adrift of Manchester City, who are in fourth. Currently, Liverpool lead the table and are eight points ahead of second-placed Leicester City.Modified 21 Dec 2019, 01:05 IST