Tottenham appoint Jose Mourinho

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Jose Mourinho has been appointed as the new Tottenham Hotspur manager on a three-and-a-half-year deal after Mauricio Pochettino was sacked on Tuesday evening.

Mourinho has been out of management since leaving Manchester United in December and takes over Tottenham currently 14th in the Premier League, and take on West Ham this weekend.

A Spurs statement read: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jose Mourinho as Head Coach on a contract that runs until the end of the 2022/23 season.

“Jose is one of the world’s most accomplished managers having won 25 senior trophies.

“He is renowned for his tactical prowess and has managed FC Porto, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United.

“He has won a domestic title in a record four different countries (Portugal, England, Italy and Spain) and is one of only three managers to have won the UEFA Champions League twice with two clubs, FC Porto in 2004 and Inter Milan in 2010.

“He is also a three-time Premier League Champion with Chelsea (2005, 2006, 2015).”

Mourinho on his appointment 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.”

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