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20-11-2019 | 22:24 Football

Jose Mourinho gives his first interview as Tottenham new head coach

Portuguese specialist has replaced Mauricio Pochettino, as he is now taking charge of his third Premier League side of career.  Former Chelsea and Manchester United boss is happy to take this role and is looking forward to new challenges.  Here is what Mourinho told Spurs’ official website
“I couldn’t be happier and look forward to the challenge. What can I promise? Passion, real passion. Passion for my job, but also passion for my Club, that’s the way I have been all my career and I want to try, obviously, everything to bring happiness to everyone who loves the Club.”
“It’s a privilege when a manager goes to a club and feels that happiness in relation to the squad he is going to have.   “It didn’t happen many times. To be honest, the majority of the times we go to clubs and we always think ‘we like some, I don’t like enough’ and you think immediately about what to do to change, what to do to make an approach between your ideas and the profile of the players.   “This is a completely different case, and these are not words of the moment, they are not words of me being the Tottenham Head Coach, these are words that I told and repeated in the last three, four, five years, even as an opponent.   “I always told about the club’s potential, I always told about the qualities of the players, I always told about the magnificent work the club was doing to keep all the good players that the majority of the big clubs in Europe would be looking for.
Despite winning several major trophies during his two spells at Chelsea and 2.5 years at Manchester United, Mourinho has been sacked two times due to bad results and conflicts with some squad members.  56-year-old Jose, who is known as a manager that demands new star players that are expensive in the transfer market, has added, that he is very happy with the current Spurs squad. 
“I really like this squad. Of course, I’m not going to say names, I’m not going to tell you individuals because this is completely against my concept of what a team has to be, but I like a lot the ability of the squad.   "There is not one manager in the world who does not like to play young players and help young players to evolve, there is not one. The problem is sometimes you get into clubs and the work that is below you is not good enough to produce these players, but when you have them, the managers are always happy to develop these players, so I look to our history and you see that the Academy is always giving the talent the first team needs. Of course, I also look forward to work with that profile."
Tottenham will visit London Stadium to face West Ham United. Mourinho has already met with players and had first training session ahead of the derby. 
Image - Tottenham official wesbite
Source - Tottenham official website

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