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José Mourinho told Tottenham have no money to spend in January

Guardian - ons, 20/11/2019 - 20:44

• New manager says that he ‘feels happiness’ with squad
• Academy is giving the talents the first team needs, he says

José Mourinho has been told that he will have to work with Tottenham’s existing squad as there is no money for an overhaul in January. The manager, who has taken over from Mauricio Pochettino on a three-and-a-half-year contract, has entered the role with his eyes open as to the financial realities at the club and it was noticeable that on Wednesday evening he talked up the players he has inherited. Mourinho also claimed he was looking forward to working with the academy players. It was also reported that during negotiations to take the manager’s job, Mourinho told the chairman, Daniel Levy, that Harry Kane must not be sold next summer.

Spurs must make big repayments on their new stadium and, with Champions League revenues so important, Mourinho has been asked to regain a place among the Premier League’s top four. Before his first game at West Ham on Saturday lunchtime, the team lag 14th in the table, 11 points behind fourth-placed Manchester City. They have played 12 matches of the league season.

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Campos open to Spurs recruitment role

Sky Sports - ons, 20/11/2019 - 20:16
Luis Campos would be open to joining Tottenham in a sporting director role to work with Jose Mourinho, Sky Sports News understands.

Daniel Levy and José Mourinho hope shared ruthlessness pays off at Spurs

Guardian - ons, 20/11/2019 - 19:03

Chairman and manager have plenty in common and Levy must trust that his gamble persuades key players to stay

José Mourinho’s Manchester United team looked broken. The date was 29 September 2018 and their shortcomings were written large on the open spaces of West Ham’s London Stadium. The 3-1 defeat was a nail in his coffin and no one left east London that day thinking he had too much longer as the United manager.

Mourinho would limp on for two and a half months – fighting, arguing, remorselessly testing patience – and, when the end came, it was not just his bridges at Old Trafford that were burned. It was extremely difficult to see that another leading Premier League club would call for him again.

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Jose promises 'passion' at Tottenham

Sky Sports - ons, 20/11/2019 - 18:51
A thrilled Jose Mourinho has vowed to bring "passion" to Tottenham and insists he "couldn't be happier" after becoming the club's new head coach.

Redknapp: Mourinho and Levy are The Odd Couple

Sky Sports - ons, 20/11/2019 - 17:54
Jose Mourinho and Daniel Levy are football's 'Odd Couple' who have worked in opposite ways throughout their careers, says Jamie Redknapp.

West Ham take down video poking fun at new Spurs boss Mourinho

Guardian - ons, 20/11/2019 - 16:58
  • Tweet reminded Mourinho of previous defeats
  • Criticism on social media preempts removal

West Ham upped the ante before José Mourinho’s first game in charge of Tottenham by goading the Portuguese on Twitter.

Mourinho has taken over from Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs, and his reign beginning with a derby at the London Stadium on Saturday lunchtime.

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What will Mourinho's Spurs look like?

Sky Sports - ons, 20/11/2019 - 16:45
Jose Mourinho has taken over from Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham manager, signing a three-and-a-half-year contract, but what will his team look like? And how will he change their approach?

José Mourinho appointed Tottenham manager after Pochettino sacked

Guardian - ons, 20/11/2019 - 16:31

Tottenham Hotspur have acted swiftly to appoint José Mourinho as their new manager on a contract that will run until the end of the 2022-23 season following Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking on Tuesday.

Less than 12 hours after Pochettino was relieved of his duties by chairman Daniel Levy, Spurs confirmed that Mourinho will take charge of his third Premier League club after two spells at Chelsea and one at Manchester United. That ended with him being sacked by United in December last year, with the 56-year-old having since worked as a television pundit.

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How his career has unfolded

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Regionals: Mourinho wants Bale at Spurs

Sky Sports - ons, 20/11/2019 - 16:22
All the top stories and transfer rumours from the back pages of Wednesday's regional newspapers...

West Ham vs Tottenham preview

Sky Sports - ons, 20/11/2019 - 16:10
Team news, key stats and prediction ahead of West Ham vs Tottenham in the Premier League as Jose Mourinho makes his Spurs debut in the dugout.

What you get when you appoint José Mourinho as manager – video

Guardian - ons, 20/11/2019 - 15:29

Tottenham Hotspur have acted swiftly to appoint José Mourinho as their new manager on a contract that will run until the end of the 2022-23 season, following Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking on Tuesday. Here's an assessment of what you get under the 'Special One'. From falling out with key players, bust-ups with opposition managers and some memorable moments along the way

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Carra: Mourinho won't change style at Spurs

Sky Sports - ons, 20/11/2019 - 15:07
Tottenham supporters will be concerned about Jose Mourinho's style of football - but the new head coach will not be changing his ways, says Jamie Carragher.

Pochettino pays price for Spurs’ failure of renewal but Mourinho is a big gamble | Jonathan Wilson

Guardian - ons, 20/11/2019 - 15:00

Tottenham’s current woes are rooted in the lack of signings two summers ago but is José Mourinho really the right fit?

Fifty years ago this season Liverpool went to Watford, then struggling near the bottom of the Second Division, in the sixth round of the FA Cup. On a dreadful pitch, its central third rutted and bare, they lost 1-0 to a diving header from Barry Endean. Bill Shankly called Watford “the worst team that ever beat us”. He was aware the upset could be as epochal as the defeat to Worcester City that had led to him replacing Phil Taylor as manager in 1959 and was provoked into action. “I knew I had to do my job and change my team,” he said. “It had to be done and if I didn’t do it I was shirking my obligations.”

Although Liverpool had finished second the previous season, they were enduring a major stutter, having won only five of their previous 18 in the league. He raged in the Vicarage Road dressing room, telling a number of players they were finished. Over the following weeks Tommy Lawrence, Ian St John, Ron Yeats and Geoff Strong were all discarded. Peter Thompson, struggling with cartilage problems, departed a few months later. The players changed, but the method did not. “The policy of the new team was the same as that of the old,” Shankly explained. “We played to our strengths. We pressurised everybody and made them run.”

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Tottenham love to talk of glory, but for Daniel Levy business is business

Guardian - ons, 20/11/2019 - 13:55

With the new stadium to pay for, the Spurs chairman is reliant on Champions League revenue to balance the books and has acted with brutal swiftness in removing Mauricio Pochettino

The lament that football has traded its soul for money has been associated with a departing manager of Tottenham Hotspur long before Mauricio Pochettino was sacked five months after taking the club to a miraculous Champions League final. The famous quote from Keith Burkinshaw, as he walked away from White Hart Lane in 1984 despite having won the Uefa Cup, was attributed to him by the veteran sportswriter Ken Jones: “There used to be a football club over there.”

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Football quiz: José Mourinho v Tottenham Hotspur

Guardian - ons, 20/11/2019 - 13:42

Mourinho has won more games against Spurs than any other club. Can you remember his victories, defeats and moans?

What happened the last time José Mourinho led out a team against Tottenham?

He suffered the biggest home defeat of his whole career

He won his last game as Manchester United manager

He lost the match and was sacked the next day

He was sent to the stands for shouting at the fourth official

Mourinho came out fighting after that defeat, demanding “respect, respect, respect man”. What did he say to reporters after the match, while holding up three fingers?

“I won the Champions League three times”

“We should have had three penalties. Three clear penalties”

“I have won league titles in three countries. I am Mr Europe”

“I won more Premierships alone than the other 19 managers together. Three for me and two for them”

Mourinho’s first ever game against Tottenham, in September 2004, finished 0-0. After the match he said: "They brought the bus and they left the bus in front of the goal. I would have been frustrated if I had been a supporter who paid £50 to watch this game because Spurs came to defend. I'm really frustrated because there was only one team looking to win." Who was the Tottenham manager at the time?

Martin Jol

Harry Redknapp

Tim Sherwood

Jacques Santini

Despite Mourinho’s claims about Spurs “parking the bus” against his Chelsea team, Tottenham pulled off a brilliant 5-3 win when the clubs met on New Year’s Day in 2015. Who scored a penalty for Spurs that day – the only penalty he has ever scored in the league?

Christian Eriksen

Andros Townsend

Roberto Soldado

Paulinho

Mourinho has faced his new clubs once in the Champions League – when Real Madrid were drawn against Spurs in the quarter-finals of the tournament in 2011. How did that tie finish after two legs?

Real Madrid 5-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Real Madrid 6-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Real Madrid 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur (Real win on penalties)

Real Madrid 4-4 Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs win on away goals)

Which former Premier League player scored two goals against Tottenham in that tie?

Luka Modric

Xabi Alonso

Cristiano Ronaldo

Emmanuel Adebayor

Spurs lost the first leg of that tie 4-0. Having one of their players sent off after just 14 minutes did not help. Who was shown the red card?

Michael Dawson

Jermaine Jenas

Peter Crouch

Williams Gallas

Mourinho claims that Tottenham tried to appoint him in 2007. What reason did he give for turning them down?

“Because they never spend any money”

“Because I completed the Premier League many times”

“Because I prefer west London”

“Because I love Chelsea supporters too much. I’m Chelsea”

Before this season began, Mourinho was asked which teams could win the league. He replied: “Man City, Tottenham, Liverpool and …

“… Arsenal if they give me the job”

“… any team that appoints me before Christmas”

“… hang on, not Tottenham. They will bottle it”

“… the Man City B team”

Mourinho has won a cup final against his new club. He was the Chelsea manager when they beat Spurs 2-0 to win the League Cup at Wembley in 2015. John Terry scored the first goal for Chelsea that day. Who scored the second?

Hugo Lloris

Kyle Walker

Danny Rose

Eric Dier

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You won the League Cup early on but were sacked in your third season

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Mourinho brings good, bad and ugly, but in what ratio at Tottenham?

Guardian - ons, 20/11/2019 - 13:28

Manager needs to show he is not yesterday’s man with a squad more talented than the one he inherited at Manchester United

The good, the bad and the ugly: José Mourinho’s appointment as head coach by Tottenham Hotspur means his managerial modus operandi is back in the Premier League.

Fans of Spurs and some of their players may mourn the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino and question their new No 1, wondering which Mourinho has just walked through the door. This is the big question: is the Portuguese a spent force? Is he yesterday’s man whose scintillating peak came from 2002-10?

Related: Mourinho for Pochettino: are Spurs run by Amazon’s documentary makers? | Max Rushden

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Jose to Spurs: How the deal was done

Sky Sports - ons, 20/11/2019 - 12:30
Jose Mourinho is the new head coach of Tottenham Hotspur but just how did their deal come to fruition and why did the club decide to move on from the popular Mauricio Pochettino?

Mourinho for Pochettino: are Spurs run by Amazon’s documentary makers? | Max Rushden

Guardian - ons, 20/11/2019 - 11:24
Appointing Mourinho feels like a step backwards and it would be peak Spursy to hire this serial winner and still win nothing

Just how much have Amazon paid for this season’s Spurs documentary? Is this the first football reality show – Made in Tottenham – where if things aren’t quite interesting enough the producers can suggest things to keep it interesting?

It was already turning into a reasonably interesting show. Did they have to go this big this early? Perhaps they were bored by the Manchester City one. Teams starting at the top and staying there doesn’t make interesting TV. Or the Leeds one, where the star Marcelo Bielsa didn’t appear until the final scene. The only good ones are bad for the teams involved. And that team is always Sunderland. Until Spurs got on the Amazon train.

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Souness: Poch out, Jose in is 'common sense'

Sky Sports - ons, 20/11/2019 - 10:30
Jose Mourinho is a "perfect fit" to be Tottenham head coach and it was "common sense" for him to succeed Mauricio Pochettino, according to Graeme Souness.
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