Jose Mourinho is the new manager of Tottenham, returning to football management under 12 months since being sacked by Manchester United.
Mourinho replaces Mauricio Pochettino, dismissed by Spurs after spending over five years with the club, guiding them to the Champions League final last season.
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One of football management’s superstars, Mourinho has to turn around a poor start to the season. They sit 14th in the Premier League, 11 points off the top four and have already been eliminated from the League Cup.
He takes over a squad that has several senior players in contract disputes with the club; Toby Alderweireld and Christian Eriksen could leave for free next summer if their deals aren’t extended.
Mourinho brings with him a reputation for bringing in big-money players. Nemanja Matic is just one example, a player he has signed more than once.
The experienced Serbian was a key part of his sides at both Chelsea and Manchester United, helping the former to win the Premier League back in the 2014/15 season. Bearing that in mind, some fans immediately linked Matic and Mourinho with a reunion following the Portuguese’s appointment.
Here’s what some football fans had to say about Matic potentially joining Mourinho in North London:
Perfect chance for United to offload Matic to Spurs for £40m
— ARYAN (@unitedaryan) November 20, 2019
Can’t wait for us to sign Matic in January for £75m and swap Kane for Lukaku and Mata. #mourinhoout
— Iain Aitch (@iainaitch) November 20, 2019
Matic waiting for January so Jose can sign him.. pic.twitter.com/ffwPRFeGqg
— Cabral (@CjSonOfAnarchy) November 20, 2019
Nemanja Matic waking up to hear Jose Mourinho is the new Spurs manager pic.twitter.com/m9mez7YLY5
— Ireland Simpsons Fans (@iresimpsonsfans) November 20, 2019
Jose Mourinho’s First Signing will be Matic 🙏🏾
— IYAWO WAN DEGEA 🌕💜 (@_nseobong) November 20, 2019
Scenes when Mou brings Matic to Spurs cause Levy won’t buy anyone
— v9 (@SolaDaniel_) November 20, 2019
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