Just after returning the Argentinean Mauricio Pochettino, the English team of Tottenham announced this Wednesday, November 20 the arrival of Jose Mourinho as new coach. The Portuguese technician has won twenty-five major trophies in his career.
Mauricio Pochettino took the door and José Mourinho found a bench. The Argentine international converted as a coach, remained there five years until finding himself a finalist in the Champions League last year against Liverpool. But sometimes success escapes you. Since the start of the season, Tottenham is struggling and is now in fourteenth place in the Premier League standings.
His third English club
Without a club since his ouster from Manchester United in December 2018, Mourinho is called to the bedside club London. He will therefore head his third club England (Manchester United and Chelsea). " I am very happy to join a club that has such a great legacy and has such passionate fans. The qualities of the infrastructure and the team are exciting. It's working with such players that has attracted me , "Mourinho said in a statement.
At 56, the Portuguese did not hide that he wanted to return to business. " With José, we have one of the best football coaches ," said Tottenham President Daniel Levy. He adds: " He has a lot of experience, he is a great tactician and knows how to inspire teams. He has won honors in every club he has coached. "
Raise the club to one of the first four qualifying places for the C1
José Mourinho is one of only three managers to win the Champions League twice with two different clubs: FC Porto in 2004 and Inter Milan in 2010. He also has two C3s (the FIFA World Cup ™). With Porto in 2003 and the Europa League in 2017 with Manchester United).
Mourinho's big challenge will be to raise the Spurs to one of the first four qualifying places for the lucrative Champions League, crucial for the future of the club that has invested heavily in its new stadium (more than a billion pounds) . The Spurs are eleven lengths from 4th place, synonymous with C1, and twenty from the Liverpool leader.
Regarding the current course of Tottenham in the Champions League, Jose Mourinho should not have too much trouble to continue the adventure after the group stage. Despite a 7-2 humiliation against Bayern Munich in pools, the horizon is a little clearer since a win against Olympiakos on November 26 will be synonymous with qualifying for the eighth. José Mourinho, had already been asked by the leaders of Spurs in 2007.