It didn’t take long for Tottenham to find a replacement for Mauricio Pochettino. After firing Pochettino on Tuesday, the team named Jose Mourinho as their new manager just several hours later.
Pochettino was on the hot seat for some time now, with Tottenham sitting at 14th place in the Premier League. The team won just one game in their last seven Premier League fixtures, while also suffering an embarrassing 7-2 loss to Bayern Munich in Champions League.
According to reports, Mourinho was Tottenham’s first choice as Pochettino’s replacement and the team didn’t consider other candidates. The 56-year-old Portuguese manager inked a deal through the 2022-23 season and will reportedly receive a salary of around $19 million.
“In Jose, we have one of the most successful managers in football,” – said Spurs chairman Daniel Levy. “He has a wealth of experience, can inspire teams and is a great tactician. He has won honors at every club he has coached. We believe he will bring energy and belief to the dressing room.”
Jose Mourinho was out of a job for almost a year, being fired by Manchester United midway through the 2018/19 season for bad results. He previously also coached Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, and Real Madrid.
Mourinho won a total of 25 trophies during his managerial career, including two UEFA Champions League trophies.