Mourinho appointed as Tottenham head coach after Pochettino sacking

Mourinho was previously the head coach of Manchester United before being sacked in December last year. The Portuguese led United to League Cup and Europa League titles.

Jose Mourinho poses with the Tottenham Hotspur jersey after being unveiled as its new manager.   -  Getty Images

Jose Mourinho has been appointed as the head coach of EPL side Tottenham Hotspur on a contract that runs until the end of the 2022/23 season.

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, 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.”

 

Earlier, Mauricio Pochettino was sacked by Tottenham after its frustrating start to the Premier League season, though the Argentinian will seemingly have no shortage of potential suitors.

Pochettino led Spurs to four successive top-four finishes in the league and also oversaw a memorable charge to the Champions League final last season.

Tottenham went down 2-0 to Liverpool in Madrid, however, and with 12 games played in the top flight this term, it sits 14th, having won just three times. It also suffered a humiliating 7-2 home defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League last month.

Mourinho was previously the head coach of EPL giant Manchester United before being sacked in December last year. The Portuguese, 55, took over in May 2016 and led United to League Cup and Europa League titles.

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