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Jose Mourinho has been appointed Tottenham manager. The Portuguese has succeeded Mauricio Pochettino who was sacked on Tuesday.
Former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Mourinho has signed a contract until the end of the 2022-23 season.
“The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me,” said the 56-year-old Portuguese. “Working with these players is what has attracted me.”
Mourinho has turned down a number of managerial opportunities, including in China, Spain and Portugal since leaving Manchester United last December.
After a brief career in professional football, Mourinho started his coaching journey as an assistant manager of Porto in 1994. Since then, he managed several great clubs.
With Chelsea, Mourinho won the Premier League and the Football League Cup thrice each. With Inter Milan, he achieved the Serie A title thrice and held the UEFA Champions League trophy in 2010. Under his guidance, Real Madrid won the Copa del Rey in 2011, and La Liga and Supercopa de España in 2012. With Manchester United as of 2018, he won the FA Community Shield in 2016, and the UEFA Europa League and the EFL Cup in 2017.
Portuguese Football Federation named him as the Portuguese Coach of the Century in 2015. He became the IFFHS World’s Best Club Coach four times and FIFA World Coach of the Year once. Mourinho became the Premier League Manager of the Year on three occasions.
Tottenham has never hired a manager as demanding as Mourinho.
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