JOSE MOURINHO, Wednesday, returned to his familiar terrain, English Premiership, with his appointment as Tottenham Hotspur Manager, after the sack of Mauricio Pochettino, on Tuesday. Erudite football manager, Mourinho, has traversed the premiership as Chelsea and Manchester United managers; and now Tottenham new manager.
Mourinho has won domestic titles in record four different countries. On his new job as Tottenham manager, he 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.”
Pochettino, arrived Tottenham from Southampton in 2014. He has not won any trophy for the club, but took Tottenham to Champions League final, first time, in their history, six months ago. The fortune of Tottenham has diminished in the current league season. The club is in 14 position in the English Premier League, with just three wins from 12 matches.
Tottenham, have had four successive seasons in the Champions League. The club have pedigree in European league with highly talented players. But was knocked out of League Cup by Colchester United, and suffered humiliating defeat [7—2] to Bayem Munich in the Champions League this season.
A trip to West Ham United on Saturday, will be Mourinho’s first match in charge of Tottenham. Kick-of time is (12:30 GMT). Tottenham will be at Old Trafford, December 4, with Manchester United. And will host Chelsea, December 22. United and Chelsea are Mourinho’s former clubs.
Daniel Levy, Spurs Chairman, said: “In Jose we have one of the most successful managers in football. We believe he will bring energy and belief to the dressing room.”
Mourinho has been out of job, when he was sacked by Manchester United board, due to lacklustre performance of the club. His achievements in football coaching earned him respect in the game.