Portuguese specialist Jose Mourinho has been officially appointed head coach of Tottenham Hotspur. His contract runs until the end of the 2022/23 season, according to the club’s official website.
Only yesterday, 19 November, Mauricio Pochettino, who has led Tottenham since 2014 and last season led the team to the Champions League final, in which Spurs lost to Liverpool, resigned from his post.
Mourinho’s last job was at Manchester United. The Portuguese was sacked from the English club in December 2018. He has previously worked twice at Chelsea, which has won the Premier League title three times (2005, 2006, 2015).
“I am very happy to join a club with such a great heritage and such passionate fans. I can’t wait to get started with such high-class players and young academy guys. Working with these players is what attracted me to this club,” Mourinho was quoted as saying by Tottenham’s official website.
“By inviting Jose, we got one of the most successful football specialists. He has a lot of experience, he is able to inspire the team and is a great tactician. Mourinho has won trophies at every club he has worked for. We believe that with him in the locker room will come energy and faith in success,” the Spurs press office quoted club president Daniel Levy as saying.
According to the Daily Mail, under the terms of the contract with Spurs, the Portuguese specialist will earn almost 17.5 million euros a year. At the same time, Mauricio Pochettino had 13 million, while Mourinho earned 20 million per season at Manchester United.
Tottenham Hotspur have scored 14 points in 12 matches and are 14th in the English Premier League standings. The leader of the competition at the moment is Liverpool, who have scored 34 points in 12 matches.