Jose Mourinho returns to the Premier League, almost a year after his dismissal from Manchester United in December 2018.
Tottenham Hotspur confirmed the appointment of Jose Mourinho as their new manager on Wednesday morning, on a contract that runs until 2023. After Mauricio Pochettino was relieved of his duties.
This was revealed in a club statement which 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).
Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy said: “In Jose, we have one of the most successful managers in football. He has a wealth of experience, can inspire teams and is a great tactician. He has won honors at every club he has coached. We believe he will bring energy and belief to the dressing room.”
Mourinho added: “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.”
Jose Mourinho will take charge of his first game as the new Spurs’ manager at the weekend when they visit Westham on Saturday. The manager then returns to the Champions League for a game against Olympiacos, before his first home against AFC Bournemouth and a visit to former club Manchester United on the 4th of December.