Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho

Hardly a few hours after an abrupt announcement of sacking Mauricio Pochettinho as the manager of Tottenham Hotspurs, the club announced Jose Mourinho as their new manager.

“Looking to the young players, there is not one manager in the world that doesn’t like to play young players,” Mourinho said. “There is not one.

Pochettinho’s sacking seemed coming for quite a while now with different issues coming up by the day, and the team’s performance on the decline.
The Argentine manager will however be remembered for all the good work he has achieved in the five years at the club.
What was a little surprising to a few was the choice of the new manager. Mourinho’s playing style is believed to have a completely opposite to that of Pochettinho. And although Mourinho’s record speaks for itself, he has been under immense criticism off late, after he failed to reach expectations at Manchester United.

Talking for the first time as a Spurs manager, Mourinho praised the club’s youth system and said that he was looking to working with the talent.

“There is not one manager in the world that doesn’t like to play young players and to help young players to develop – not one,” Mourinho told Spurs TV. “I look to our history and you see that the academy is always giving talents the first team need. I look forward to working with that profile.”

“In relation to the Premier League I think we know where we are and we know that we don’t belong there,” he further said about the team’s current situation. “We should just play match after match. The next match we want to win and that is the same for the next and the next and the next until the last.

“At the end of the season we will see where we are but I know that we are going to be in a different position than we are now.

“I look forward to the challenge and the responsibility to bring happiness to everyone that loves the club.”

Mourinho also heaped praise for Pochettino and has reiterated his delight at taking on a squad that he believes is full of quality.

“It is a privilege when a manager goes to a club and feels that happiness in relation to the squad that he’s going to have,” he said.

“These are not words of the moment. They are not words of me being the Tottenham head coach. These are words that I’ve told and I’ve repeated in the last three, four, five years even as an opponent. I always told about the club’s potential. I always told about the qualities of the players.

“I always told about the magnificent work the club was doing. I really like this squad.”