But there was little memory of one job during his second tenure as manager of Chelsea. Before a match against Tottenham Hotspur, Mourinho revealed that the North London club tried to hire him after his first departure from Chelsea in 2007. He was unable to take the job for two reasons: his retirement clause prevented Coaching in England for two years and he would not have considered Tottenham's position anyway.
“No, because I love Chelsea's supporters too much,” he said.
It goes on until Wednesday, and Mourinho is Tottenham's new manager.
Mourinho replaces Mauricio Pochettino, who died after five or more seasons of over-achievement, a run-off run by Tottenham's second runner up in the Champions season. But Tottenham won 3 out of 12 matches in the Main Series this season and is ranked 14th. Since February, he has only earned 25 points from 24 games.
“I Jose has one of the most successful managers in our football,” said Tottenham Chairman, Daniel Levy, in a statement. “He is very experienced, he can encourage teams and is very tactical. He won honors at every club he is training on. We believe that it will give energy and faith to the dressing room. ”
In the quality of the modern Premier League, the quality of the Championship League and the huge financial residue arising from it is a necessity for any team who consider it to be power, and Tottenham had achieved this in the previous four seasons. that's about Pochettino. In 2017-18, Tottenham received a 61 million euro payment from UEFA and was not worth making out of the first round of the Champions Championship. To make the last final season, Tottenham is expected to bring more than 80 million euro from UEFA.
And thinking about his new stadium, which opened in April after the team borrowed heavily to pay for its construction, and the major costs associated with top-flight players salaries, all must Tottenham has one. But it sits 11 points from the Champions League qualification at the moment (the top four teams earn in the Premier League stands where), so Pochettino had to go.
It is certainly the bona fides at Mourinho, with two titles of the Champions League and three Premier League competitions at Chelsea (as well as he recently managed Manchester United). But he is still spending more than 3 1/2 consecutive years with one club, his own paste even himself on players, team owners and reporters. His Tottenham treaty is almost so long, through the season 2022-23.
“I am delighted to be joining a club with such a great legacy and such supporters,” Mourinho said in the staff statement. “I am encouraged by the quality in the squad and in the academy. It is what works with these players that attracted me. ”