Jose Mourinho has revealed his excitement at the potential of the Tottenham squad and academy following his appointment as the club’s new manager.
The former Chelsea and Manchester United manager has returned to the Premier League with a third club after being named as Mauricio Pochettino’s successor on Wednesday morning, the Argentine having been dismissed following Spurs’ poor start to the new season.
Mourinho has praised the quality of the players available to him in the current Tottenham squad and admits the club’s history of producing domestic talent made them an attractive proposition for his return to management.
“I always told about the club’s potential,” Mourinho told Spurs TV. “I always told about the qualities of the players. I always told the magnificent work the club was doing. I really like this squad and looking to the young players.
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“There is not one manager in the world that doesn’t like to play young players and to help young players to develop. The problem is that sometimes you get into clubs where the work that is below you is not good enough to produce these players.
“So I look to our history and you see that, the academy is always giving the talents that the first team need. Of course I look forward to work with that profile.
“In relation to the Premier League, I think we know where we are and we know that we don’t belong there. We should just play match after match, the next match we want to win and that’s the same about the next, and the next, and the next until the last.
“At the end of the season we will see where we are but I know that we are going to be in a different position than we are now.
“I look forward to the challenge, to the responsibility to bring happiness to everyone that loves the club.”