Tottenham Hotspur have appointed Jose Mourinho as their new manager less than 12 hours after sacking Mauricio Pochettino.
Would you have preferred Rodgers over Mourinho?
The Argentinian was at the helm for over five years, providing consistent European football and even reaching the Champions League final last season.
However, he failed to deliver a trophy, and after a poor start to the season that’s left Spurs in 14th, Daniel Levy decided it was time for a change.
Mourinho was almost immediately linked with the vacant role with the 56-year-old has been out of work since leaving Manchester United last December.
He was appointed as manager earlier today with Spurs becoming the third English side he’s managed after previously coaching bitter rivals Chelsea, guiding them to three Premier League titles.
The Daily Mail reported that Mourinho wasn’t Levy’s first choice, though. They said that Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers was the man he wanted to take over, before being told a move would be impossible.
Here’s how some Spurs fans reacted to that news:
Rather have Jose thanks 👍
— James of Suffolk (@OldManHotspur) November 20, 2019
— InThfcWeTrust (@InThfc) November 20, 2019
Yep thats about Levys level of ambition . 🙄
— Mark Futter (@TheBigMan_N17) November 20, 2019
No. It’s Jose SZN. pic.twitter.com/QpPlB0DnrE
— ᴀʟᴇx | Mourinho Propaganda (@_10Kane) November 20, 2019
So your telling me that we would have picked Brendan Rogers ahead of José Mourinho?
— Manny (@MannyTHFC) November 20, 2019
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Rodgers would be seen as mercenary. Doubts he wants that reputation after he left Celtic.
— The Shaman (@Lifeofacheapman) November 20, 2019