Jose Mourinho has revealed that the ‘vision’ of chairman Daniel Levy was a key reason in persuading him to succeed Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham manager.
The former Manchester United and Chelsea boss has returned to the Premier League following Pochettino’s dismissal earlier this week, where he will now look to become the first manager in history to win major silverware with three English clubs.
Mourinho, who has signed a contract worth a reported £15m-a-year at Spurs, has been out of work since being sacked at Old Trafford in December last year. The Portuguese has been waiting patiently for an opportunity to return to a side he felt could challenge for silverware.
Mourinho has revealed that positive talks held with chairman Levy were key to persuading him to accept the job with the North London outfit, with the 56-year-old excited by the club’s vision and potential.
“Yes, I think we will get on well,” he told Sky Sports.
“He explained to me the vision for the club and I embraced that. It was one of the most important reasons I accepted. So when I did that, it’s a very good start.”
Mourinho’s reign at the club will begin with a London derby meeting at West Ham this weekend, Spurs travelling to face their struggling rivals at the London Stadium on Saturday lunchtime.
Spurs currently sit 14th in the Premier League following their poor start to the season, with West Ham two places further back having failed to win in any of their past six league fixtures.
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