So, after a lot of reports speculating his name in charge of Tottenham, we can finally say that it happened! Just 12 hours after deciding to sack Argentine Mauricio Pochettino, the Spurs announced Jose Mourinho as the new coach of the team. In a statement issued on its official website, the North-London club revealed that the Portuguese signed a contract until the end of the 2022-2023 season.
With that, Mourinho will take charge of his third team in England after some periods at both Chelsea and Manchester United.
“I am excited to come to a club with such a large heritage and passionate fans. The quality of the team and structure excites me. Working with these players is what attracted me,” the Portuguese coach told Tottenham’s official website.
At 56, Mourinho will return to work in the city of London after two remarkable periods at Chelsea, where he has won the English Premier League three times (2005, 2006 and 2015). In charge of Manchester United, his last club, the Portuguese has won the Europa League (2016/2017), English League Cup (2016/2017) and England Super Cup (2016) titles. The coach still accumulates successful seasons for Real Madrid, Internazionale, and Porto. In the last two, he has won European Champions League titles.
Tottenham are currently 14th in the Premier League table with 14 points from 12 matches – with three wins, five draws, and four defeats. They are out of the Carabao Cup, and will probably make it to the next phase of the UEFA Champions League, as they are second-placed in their Group, with 7 points from four matches, only behind of leaders Bayern Munich.
Tottenham President Daniel Levy explained the option for the Special One. “With Jose, we have one of the most successful coaches in football. He has extensive experience, can inspire teams and is a great strategist. He has won titles in every club he has coached. We believe he will bring energy to the locker room,”
Mourinho’s debut will take place this Saturday when Tottenham will visit West Ham in London for the 13th Matchday of the English Premier League.