By Website writer; The latest on our Sports desk is that Former Manchester United coach, Jose Mourinho has been named Tottenham head coach until the end of the 2023 season.
The Portuguese International replaces Mauricio Pochettino, who was sacked on Tuesday evening after winning just 5 out of 12 matches this season prompting chairman Daniel Levy’s decision to terminate his contract.
It is believed 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.”
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”.
“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 honors at every club he has coached. We believe he will bring energy and belief to the dressing room,” he added.
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.
Mourinho, who lives in London, inherits Tottenham with the club 14th in the Premier League and have won just five matches all season.
He turned down job offers in China, Spain, and Portugal since leaving United.
Mourinho’s first game will be at the London Stadium on Saturday as Tottenham travel to take on West Ham in the Premier League.
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