Tottenham have appointed Jose Mourinho as their new manager, less than 24 hours after sacking Mauricio Pochettino.
Mourinho returns to the Premier League less than a year after leaving Manchester United, taking over at Spurs to try and turn their fortunes around.
Has Daniel Levy made a mistake?
Yes, Mourinho is past it
No, Poch had to go
Pochettino leaves the club with them sitting 14th, already 11 points off the top four positions.
The Argentinian departs just six months after guiding the club to the Champions League final, after a turbulent start to this campaign.
They’ve managed just three wins from their opening 12 league games and suffered a crushing defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy turns to Mourinho, a three-time Premier League champion to try and resurrect Spurs’ season.
Shortly after joining the club, Mourinho said: “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.”
Mourinho has attracted a reputation for a coach that doesn’t bring through academy players, so his comments have already caused a bit of a stir, with one supporter now worried about the future of Troy Parrott.
Here’s how some Spurs fans reacted to them:
Watch him sell Parrott, Winks, Dele and Kane just to leave at the end of the season
— sander (@SanderStoltz) November 20, 2019
“Working with academy players” hahahahaha
— Boogie (@Boogies_12_inch) November 20, 2019
“Passionate supporters” now pleaaaaaase don’t ruin that Jose
— Davi (@HarryestKane) November 20, 2019
‘Working with the academy’ pic.twitter.com/OYzt7YjCYu
— Thomas Shelby stan account (@hafsa__40) November 20, 2019
Does this show how far spurs have progressed, or how far the mighty jose has fallen? IMO it’s a shocking decision & the one manager I didn’t want. Giving him a 4 yr deal is criminal. He’ll be gone in 2 seasons. I hope I’m wrong but this could be a disaster.
— Liam Siva (@SivaLiam) November 20, 2019
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— The Trundler (@thetrundler) November 20, 2019