Tottenham Hotspot have confirmed Jose Mourinho as their new manager.
This comes less than 24hours after Mauricio Pochettino was sacked.
An official club statement read: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jose Mourinho as Head Coach on a contract that runs until the end of the 2022/23 season.
“Jose is one of the world’s most accomplished managers having won 25 senior trophies. He is renowned for his tactical prowess and has managed FC Porto, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United. He has won a domestic title in a record four different countries (Portugal, England, Italy and Spain) and is one of only three managers to have won the UEFA Champions League twice with two clubs, FC Porto in 2004 and Inter Milan in 2010. He is also a three-time Premier League Champion with Chelsea (2005, 2006, 2015)”.
Commenting on the appointment, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy said: “In Jose we have one of the most successful managers in football. He has a wealth of experience, can inspire teams and is a great tactician. He has won honours at every club he has coached. We believe he will bring energy and belief to the dressing room.”
Speaking on his appointment, Jose said: “I am excited to be joining a Club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters. The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me.”
Meanwhile with the appointment, the Tottenham Hotspurs’ new manager, Jose Mourinho, has become the second-highest-paid coach in world football, after signing a massive £15million-a-year contract with the North London club.
Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino on Wednesday and will earn double what the Argentine was paid.
According to Tutto Mercato, his salary sees Mourinho jump straight into the list of the game’s highest earners at number two.
He is however behind Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola, who signed a new two-year contract in 2018 worth £20m per season.
Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone is in third place and earns £13m-a-year.
BELOW ARE THE TOP 10 HIGHEST-PAID MANAGERS
1. Pep Guardiola – Manchester City (£20m)
2. Jose Mourinho – Tottenham (£15m)
3. Diego Simeone – Atletico Madrid (£13m)
4. Rafa Benitez – Dalian Yifang (£11.5m)
5. Fabio Cannavaro – Guangzhou Evergrande (£10m)
5. Zinedine Zidane – Real Madrid (£10m)
7. Antonio Conte – Inter Milan (£9m)
8. Thomas Tuchel – PSG (£8m)
8. Ernesto Valverde – Barcelona (£8m)
10. Jurgen Klopp – Liverpool (£7m)
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