Mourinho: I will bring passion and happiness

MANAGER: José Mourinho.

New Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has promised to bring passion and happiness to the club.

The 56 year old was appointed on Wednesday morning, only 12 hours after the beloved Mauricio Pochettino was sacked on Tuesday night.

Mourinho praised the quality of Tottenham’s squad and their “world class” stadium and training ground.

“I couldn’t be happier and look forward to the challenge,” he said.

“What can I promise? Passion, real passion. Passion for my job, but also passion for my club, that’s the way I have been all my career and I want to try, obviously, everything to bring happiness to everyone who loves the club, Mourinho said to Tottenham’s TV channel.

“Even as an opponent, there was always huge respect between me and the club,” added Mourinho. “I met you in cup finals, in semi-finals, in big matches and to keep that respect was probably in the back of my mind that one day I could be one of you.”

“A privilege”

Mourinho has signed a contract until the end of the 2022-23 season with a basic salary of £8m a year.

“It’s a privilege when a manager goes to a club and feels that happiness in relation to the squad he is going to have,” he said.

“It didn’t happen many times. To be honest, the majority of the times we go to clubs and we always think ‘we like some, I don’t like enough’ and you think immediately about what to do to change, what to do to make an approach between your ideas and the profile of the players.

“This is a completely different case. I really like this squad.”

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