Jose Mourinho Takes Over At Tottenham

Dele Alli doubled Tottenham's lead after an early own goal from Alexander Kolarov

Dele Alli doubled Tottenham's lead after an early own goal from Alexander Kolarov

At the end of that journey the Argentine was sacked on Tuesday night and swiftly replaced on Wednesday morning by Jose Mourinho, denying him the chance to say goodbye to the players. I don't have a great experience of getting teams in mid-season, it is only the second time I have done it.

The Spurs boss has already run the rule over what he has inherited at the New Tottenham Stadium, and with that he has told his chairman that he wants to sign Bruno Fernandes, Ruben Dias and Nemanja Matic.

"I have to congratulate him on the incredible job he did", Mourinho said today.

"So I look to our history and you see that the academy is always giving talents the first team need".

"I really like this squad and looking to the younger players, there is not one manager in the world that doesn't like to play young players and help young players to develop", he said.

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The Argentinian head coach paid the price for the north London side's hard start to the Premier League season after earning 14 points from 12 games.

Jose Mourinho started his first press conference as Tottenham boss with a kind tribute to Mauricio Pochettino.

"I have the utmost admiration for the manner in which he dealt with the hard times away from a home ground whilst we built the new stadium and for the warmth and positivity he brought to us".

He has also coached Italian side Inter Milan, who he led to a league, cup and Champions League treble, and Spanish giants Real Madrid, with whom he won a league title. The 56-year-old has a 64.8 winning percentage, two UEFA Champions League titles and three Premier League titles to his name.

"There are clubs in London who are having a bad time".

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"Also, the same voice after six years starts to wear a little thin, a new man can find another 10 percent, they will find a spring in their step for Jose's first game".

Tottenham is the third English Premier League side to be coached by Mourinho.

Tottenham Hotspur's Danny Rose arrives at the training centre. You can not compare with European football at any level and I have been in the majority of the best places.

Mourinho moved quickly to appoint backroom staff, with Joao Sacramento and Nuno Santos joining from French club Lille.

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