Tottenham Hotspur appoints Jose Mourinho, the special one
Tottenham Hotspur have announced the appointment of Jose Mourinho as club manager on a three-and-a-half year deal that runs until the end of the 2022/23 season.
The club swiftly replaced sacked manager Mauricio Pochettino by announcing the appointment of Mourinho on Wednesday morning.
Mourinho is one of the world’s most successful managers, winning 25 trophies including three Premier League titles at Chelsea and is also one of four managers to win the UEFA Champions League title with two different clubs.
The Special One, who has been without a club since the termination of his contract at Manchester United in December, 2018 will manage his third Premier League team and could make his return to the dugout as early as Saturday in the London derby away at West Ham United in the early kickoff.
Unconfirmed sources have indicated the Portuguese manager took a heavy pay cut of £7 million after been persuaded by Tottenham’s chairman Daniel Levy to make the switch to north London and he now gets the opportunity to work with several talented Spurs players notably Eric Dier, Christian Eriksen and Danny Rose, three players he had previously attempted at various times to sign during his time at Manchester United.
It remains to be seen if Mourinho can finally unlock a talented Tottenham side who despite coming close on a few occasions never won a title during Pochettino’s tenure.
The Portuguese is famed for winning titles and the fans expectedly will have their hopes raised of ending an 11-year trophy drought with the coming of the club’s most high-profile manager to date.