Tottenham Hotspur said Wednesday that it had appointed Jose Mourinho to replace Mauricio Pochettino as manager, which allowed him to spend 12 hours of unrest and excitement for the club, which in recent years has earned the image of one of the rare strongholds of the Premier League stability.
Fans are still used to Pochettino’s dismissal on Tuesday after Spurs reached the Champions League final and his team transformation from a multi-year player also ran for the Premier League challenger for his five years in this role.
Spurs made an announcement about Mourinho, the former manager of Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United, in a short statement on the club's website. But late on Tuesday night, it turned out that he was the leader at the post.
The statement highlights his brilliant conscientious actions, lists two Champions League trophies and three Premier League titles that he has won in his career.
“In Jose, we have one of the most successful managers in world football,” said Daniel Levy, chairman of Spurs. “He has rich experience, he can inspire teams and great tactics. He won honors in every club he coached. We believe that it will bring energy and faith to the dressing room. "
Harry Kane, English Spurs striker and captain of England praised Pochettino on a twitter post. “I will be forever grateful to you for helping me achieve my dream. Over the past five and a half years, we have had amazing moments that I will never forget. ”
Although Mourinho’s success story makes him appeal to the club, determined to compete not only in the Premier League, but also in the Champions League, easily understood, his recent past raises questions about how he approaches Levy’s approach.
Spurs have a specific wage structure that the chairman does not want to violate; He has a reputation for such a tough deal in the transfer negotiations that it is sometimes difficult for Spurs to sign and sell players.
Pochettino circumvented this for many years, relying on young players from the club's academy; Mourinho has a reputation for preferring proven talent, although he has long been offended by the belief that he does not trust young people.
It may be difficult for some Spurs fans to accept him as manager. because of his past with Chelsea, one of Tottenham’s toughest rivals, who fired him for the second time in 2015. But the most compelling is the fact that his last role in Manchester United ended with a charge of the club’s inability to provide him with a team in particular to compete with Manchester City.
It is not difficult to imagine a repetition of the same complaints directed at Levy. His first comment as Tottenham manager seemed to be designed to express this concern.
“The quality of both the team and the academy excites me,” he said. “Working with these players attracted me.”