Jose Mourinho has revealed his excitement after being named as the new manager of Tottenham following the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino.
The former Manchester United and Chelsea has signed a deal until the end of the 2022/23 season, with Mourinho returning to management for the first time since his sacking at Old Trafford in December of last year.
The three-time Premier League title winner will be seeking to become the first manager in history to win major silverware with three different English clubs, and the 56-year-old has expressed his excitement at the opportunity to work with the Spurs squad.
“I am excited to be joining a Club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters,” a statement on the Tottenham Hotspur website reads.
1.89 – Jose Mourinho’s points per game ratio at Manchester United (1.89) was exactly the same as Mauricio Pochettino’s at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League (1.89). Replacement. pic.twitter.com/HUrTkXf3ue
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 20, 2019
“The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me.”
Mourinho will look to turn around the club’s fortunes following a disappointing start to the campaign which saw Pochettino dismissed after five years in charge.
The Argentine guided Spurs to a first-ever Champions League final last term but has struggled in the opening months of the new season, the club having won just three of their opening 12 league fixtures to sit 14th in the Premier League.
Mourinho’s reign at the club will begin with a London derby meeting with West Ham this weekend, Tottenham travelling to face their city rivals at the London Stadium on Saturday lunchtime, with the Portuguese set for a mouthwatering return to Old Trafford on December 4th.