How Jose Mourinho Introduced Himself To The Tottenham Hotspur Squad
Jose Mourinho introduced himself to his new Tottenham Hotspur players in typical Jose fashion.
The Portuguese was named new Spurs manager on Wednesday morning after Mauricio Pochettino was sacked on Tuesday evening.
Now ESPN have reported that Mourinho told his new squad,
"Back me and I'll make you winners."
Spurs fans were loving his comments on Twitter as they haven't won a trophy in over a decade.
ESPN understand Jose Mourinho stood in front of the Tottenham Hotspur players at the beginning of training yesterday and told them: "back me and I'll make you winners." #THFC pic.twitter.com/PMsrLPwwa9
- Talking THFC (@TalkingTHFC) November 21, 2019
He's not talking about "perception of reality" or being in a "different project to other clubs". He's taking about WINNING. Total change in mentality. The club stinks of failure, that's why I don't want any ex players as his number two. Fill the gaff with winners.
- Paul Audere Est Facere (@paulyboym1) November 21, 2019
My Manager. :blue_heart:
- Ricky Sacks :microphone2: (@RickSpur) November 21, 2019
That's the spirit. Let's rally behind the "special one" for some special moments. #COYS
- Tottenham Hotspur Ghana (@GhanaSpurs) November 21, 2019
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Mourinho also told his new players that they are 'a talented squad capable of achieving great things' and that he wants to win trophies.
The 56-year-old has also informed his new squad that he is well prepared and will hold a series of one-to-one interviews with them in the coming days.
ESPN also state that Mourinho displayed his trademark charisma which was a far cry from his forlorn figure in his final months as Manchester United manager.
Mourinho's reign as Spurs manager will begin on Saturday afternoon as his side travel to West Ham.
Many have doubted if he has changed as a manager after the way his last two jobs at Chelsea and United ended in high profile sackings.
In his first press conference on Thursday afternoon, he told the media:
"I am humble. I am humble enough to analyse my career, and the problems. There was no one else to blame. I went really deep in that analysis.
:speaking_head: Mourinho: "The best gift are the players who are here. I don't need new players. I just need to get to know these ones better.
"I know them well but you never know them well enough until you meet them." pic.twitter.com/8Vdqb3Wr2K
- Goal (@goal) November 21, 2019
"These last 11 months have been used to think & to prepare. You never lose your DNA. You are what you are - for the good things & the bad. I know in my career that I've made mistakes.
"I'm not going to make the same mistakes. I'll make new mistakes."
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