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Mourinho lands another London job, replaces Pochettino as Spurs boss

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Former Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho has made a return to North London as he replaces Mauricio Pochettino as manager of Tottenham Hotspur.

Pochettino was on Tuesday night sacked by Spurs following ‘extremely disappointing’ results as the club are currently 14th on the Premier League table and without a win in their last five games.

The Argentine, who was appointed in May, 2014 helped Tottenham reach the Champions League final last season, but lost to Liverpool in Madrid.

Ex-Manchester United boss, Mourinho has been appointed as a replacement, with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy saying: “In Jose we have one of the most successful managers in football.”

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“He has won honours at every club he has coached. We believe he will bring energy and belief to the dressing room,” he added.

Mourinho signed a contract until the end of the 2022-23 season, and revealed that the quality of players in the club attracted him to the job.

“The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me,” said the 56-year-old Portuguese.

“Working with these players is what has attracted me.”

Mourinho, who has been out of work since December 2018, won three Premier League titles and one FA Cup in two spells at Chelsea, while he won the Europa League and Carabao Cup with Manchester United.

He has also previously managed Portuguese side Porto – where he won the Champions League – Italian club Inter Milan, with whom he claimed a league, cup and Champions League Treble, and Spanish team Real Madrid, who he led to the La Liga title.

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