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Jose Mourinho takes over as new Tottenham Hotspur manager

Jose Mourinho takes over as new Tottenham Hotspur manager

ESPN

Jose Mourinho has been hired as the new Tottenham Hotspur manager, the club announced on Wednesday.

The shock move comes after the north London club sacked Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday amid a poor start to the Premier League season. 

Mourinho returns to lead the third Premier League club in his career. He won three Premier League titles (2004-05, 2005-06, 2014-15) across two stints at Chelsea. From 2016-2018, he was in charge of Manchester United winning the 2016-17 Europa League crown. 

His time at United ended in December 2018 following rising tensions with the Old Trafford front office and which saw the team make their worst start to a league campaign after 17 games since the 1990-91 season.

Overall, Mourinho has managed 305 games in the Premier League (212 with Chelsea, 93 with Manchester United).

Mourinho won the Champions League at Porto (2003) and Inter Milan (2010) before taking on the Real Madrid job. He failed to win the Champions League trophy with Madrid despite achieving domestic glory in 2011-12. 

Pochettino, who moved to Spurs from Southampton in May 2014, led Tottenham to the final of the UEFA Champions League last season, where they fell 2-0 to Liverpool in Madrid.

Tottenham finished in the top four of the Premier League for the past four seasons under Pochettino who had become a much-loved figure among the fans.

ESPN