Tottenham appoint Mourinho to replace sacked Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur have on Wednesday hired Jose Mourinho to replace Mauricio Pochettino, who was sacked on Tuesday.

The former Chelsea and Manchester United manager signed a contract until the end of the 2022/2023 season, the north London club announced in a released statement.

Mauricio Pochettino was sacked five months after reaching the Champions League final following a poor start to the new Premier League season.

Pochettino moved to Spurs from Southampton in 2014 and has turned Tottenham into Champions League regulars over the past four seasons.

That culminated in a dramatic run to the club’s first-ever European Cup final in June, which they lost 2-0 to Liverpool in Madrid.

However, results in the league have been on the decline since February.

Eventually, the Argentine was sacked on Tuesday with Tottenham languishing 14th in the Premier League after three wins from their opening 12 games.

“We were extremely reluctant to make this change, and it is not a decision the board has taken lightly, nor in haste,” said Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy after the Argentine was sacked.

Spurs last won a piece of silverware 11 years ago, and Levy thinks Mourinho can do what the former manager failed at and bring the glory days back to the North London club.

The Portuguese man arrives at Tottenham with three Premier League titles, an FA Cup and three League Cups all under his belt during his Chelsea days.

Also, Mourinho won the EFL Cup and Europa League at Manchester United as well as winning the Champions League with Porto and Inter Milan.

Levy is such a long-term admirer of Mou, having first made a move to appoint Mourinho back in 2007 immediately after he left Chelsea, according to reports.

But a clause in the contract meant he would not manage another Premier League team for at least two years, paved the way for him to join Inter where he won the treble second season.

 “I am excited to be joining a club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters,” said Mourinho, who has won domestic titles in a record four different countries.

“The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me.”

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