Jose Mourinho has been appointed as Tottenham Hotspur’s new manager on a three and a half season deal until summer 2023.
This appointment comes just hours after Mauricio Pochettino was sacked and Spurs now become Mourinho’s third Premier League club, after two stints at Chelsea before spending two and a half seasons at Manchester United until his dismissal last December.
The ‘Special One’ however views this opportunity as something that “excites me”, saying; “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.”
Tottenham Chairman, Daniel Levy has also spoken on the appointment, saying; “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.”
Mourinho’s opening game will see him take Spurs to West Ham on Saturday (12:30pm) for a crunch London derby against a Hammers team, who are also out of form.