Tottenham Hotspur appoint Jose Mourinho as new manager: Details hereLast updated on Nov 20, 2019, 01:19 pm
Former Chelsea and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been appointed as the new manager of former champions and Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur.
The development comes barely 11 hours after the club had sacked Mauricio Pochettino as their manager, following their poor run in the EPL this season, where they are currently placed 14th in the table.
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Tottenham chairman confident of Mourinho taking Tottenham to greater heights
Following Mourinho's appointment, club chairman Daniel Levy was delighted at having one of the most successful managers across Europe at Tottenham's helm.
"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," he said in a statement.
Working with these players is what has attracted me: Mourinho
"I am excited to be joining a club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters. The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me," said Mourinho following his appointment.
Mourinho as manager
Mourinho has a rich history as a manager
Considering Mourinho's managerial career, it has been a commendable one.
Prior to Tottenham, he has the experience of coaching seven different clubs.
Of them, his most successful stint was at Porto and Real Madrid, where he had a win percentage of 71.7 and 71.9, respectively.
Besides, he has also won 25 trophies across his managerial reign, which includes two UEFA Champions League titles.
Some records held by Mourinho
Following are some of the records held by Mourinho:
He has won the most points in a Premier League season: 95
He is the youngest manager to oversee 100 UCL matches: 49 years 12 days
He has been unbeaten at home for most matches in the EPL: 77
He also has the longest unbeaten run at home in the EPL: Nine years
Pochettino leaves Tottenham after five years
Meanwhile, Pochettino parted ways with the club after five years in charge, as the club confirmed that assistant coaches Jesus Perez, Miguel D'Agostino and Antoni Jimenez, too, would leave.
Since May 2014, the side had played 293 competitive matches under him, while they had registered 159 wins and 72 losses, with a win percentage of 54.3.
Notably, they finished as UCL runners-up last season.