Writing on Twitter, Tottenham Hotspur’s official club account have shared an exclusive interview with Jose Mourinho – in which he sent a message to club legend Jimmy Greaves and fans alike after the Spurs legend was awarded with an MBE for services to football.
Greaves, who was officially announced in the New Year Honours list as one of the recipients of the coveted honour, prompting the club to share this huge confirmed ‘great news’, has been handed an MBE at long last – with some footballing icons believing it was long overdue.
Mourinho reacts to Greaves MBE
Spurs boss Mourinho, reacting to the award, expressed his thoughts in an interview with the club – going on to say he is ‘very happy’ for the Greaves family as a ‘proud Tottenham coach’.
“These kinds of people, they become iconic, they become part of the eternal memory of people that love football,” explained the Lilywhites manager to Spurs.
“Especially by being a very proud Tottenham coach, I feel very happy, I feel very happy for the Greaves family.”
As well as Mourinho, fellow England hero Wayne Rooney was in awe of the announcement, claiming it was fully deserved (Sky Sports) – meanwhile, there was some social media fury with a good portion of spectators claiming he deserved even more than an MBE.
Transfer Tavern take
This news that Tottenham’s all-time top goalscorer has finally been recognised with an MBE for his achievements, both on the pitch and in broadcasting, will come as a huge boost for some supporters.
After this confirmed development, Lilywhites should certainly be ecstatic with their club legend.
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