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Jose Mourinho once said Tottenham job would never be for him... Yeah, about that...

Jose Mourinho once said Tottenham job would never be for him... Yeah, about that...

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Jose Mourinho has taken the job as Tottenham Hotspur job, which he said he'd never do because "I love Chelsea supporters too much." Life moves pretty fast...

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Our sympathies are definitely with any Tottenham Hotspur fan who managed to get an early night on Tuesday only to wake up and find their entire world had changed on Wednesday morning.

He's back. pic.twitter.com/SUxl4eEirK

Spurs sacked Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday evening before, less than 12 hours later, appointing Jose Mourinho: a man who famously once said he'd never even contemplate working for them.

Speaking ahead of the 2015 Capital One Cup final between his Chelsea side and Pochettino's Spurs, Mourinho admitted that an exit clause forbade him from managing in England for two years and that even Spurs' attempts to pay compensation to the Blues fell short.

"I couldn't go," Mourinho said, after confirming the approach from Spurs. "I couldn't train in England for two years."

Asked if he would have considered Spurs, Mourinho added: "No, because I love Chelsea supporters too much."

Mourinho will have to contend with a documentary film crew following his every move, as Spurs are the latest subjects of Amazon's "All Or Nothing" series. Just last year, the Portuguese stated rather vehemently that allowing behind-the-scenes access at a football club was not to his liking.

"You can have a fantastic movie while respecting others," the then-Manchester United manager said in a dig at rivals Manchester City. "You don't need to be disrespectful to have a fantastic movie.

"You can be a rich club and buy the best players in the world but you cannot buy class and they showed that clearly, that was really obvious."

Mourinho added: "The second reaction is because I am in the movie I could ask for some royalties. But if they send me one of the shirts they had in the tunnel when we played there, the shirts that were saying 'we did it on derby day.' If they send me one of these shirts, I give up about the royalties."

Still, Amazon seem happy about the appointment...

Good to see you back in the #PL, Jose!

Thankfully, it would appear that enough water has passed under those particular bridges since then for a full 180-degree turn that might bring "ENERGY" back to the club.

This Tottenham fan's reaction to Mourinho replacing Pochettino will be the highlight of your day

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