Update 20.11.19: Jose Mourinho appointed as Spurs boss
As predicted, Tottenham Hotspur wasted no time in appointing a replacement for recently-departed Mauricio Pochettino and they announced this morning that Jose Mourinho will be their next manager, the ‘Special One’ being given a contract which lasts until the end of the 2022/23 campaign.
Mourinho has a lengthy CV which includes spells with top-level club such as Inter Milan, Chelsea, Manchester United, Porto and Real Madrid. This will be his first managerial post since being sacked by Manchester United eleven months ago.
“I am excited to be joining a club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters,” Mourinho said in s statement released by Spurs. “The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me.”
Mourinho can certainly be considered one of the most accomplished managers ever with 25 senior trophies under his belt, including domestic titles in four different nations. He has also steered two different clubs to Champions League glory, namely Inter Milan and Porto.
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19.11.19: Jose Mourinho has been installed as firm favourite to take the reins at White Hart Lane following the dismissal of Mauricio Pochettino earlier this evening, the Special One currently as short as 1/3 to take charge of Tottenham Hotspur in the coming days. It’s unlikely that the North London club will waste much time in appointing a successor to Pochettino and the likelihood is that they have already decided upon a replacement.
Indeed within half-an-hour of Pochettino’s dismissal, a reported 53% of all bets were being aimed at Jose Mourinho taking the reins from the Argentinian and as such his odds shortened substantially. Apparently Tottenham Hotspur have already drawn up a shortlist of suitable replacements with Carlo Ancelotti second favourite to be given the job at odds of 17/2 while Massimiliano Allegri is a 14/1 poke as things stand.
Leicester City’s Brendan Rodgers is 16/1 to swap the King Power Stadium for White Hart Lane while Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is available at the same odds.
There can be little doubt that Mauricio Pochettino will be looked upon with affection by Spurs fans given that he has provided them with memories which will last a lifetime, especially their appearance in the Champions League Final. Nevertheless he failed to bring any silverware to the table and following a dreadful start to the season, it was clear that things needed to change.