Spurs’ coaching job excites Mourinho
Jose Mourinho was at Tottenham’s training ground yesterday to meet his new squad following his appointment as Mauricio Pochettino’s replacement at the struggling Premier League club.
The former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United manager was announced as the new boss at White Hart Lane hours after the Argentine was sacked.
The 56-year-old, who had been out of work since leaving United last December, signed a contract until the end of the 2022-23 season after the Spurs hierarchy acted to halt their slide down the table.
The club reached the Champions League final in June but are languishing in 14th spot in the Premier League after picking up just three wins from 12 games. They are 11 points off the top four.
Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen arrives for training after Jose Mourinho was announced as the club’s new manager.
“I am excited to be joining a club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters,” said Mourinho, who has won domestic league titles in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain. “The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me.”
He will take his first press conference on Thursday ahead of his first game in charge at West Ham on Saturday.