Jose Mourinho Signs Deal To Join talkSPORT, Just Days After Spurs Sacking

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Just days after being sacked as Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho has signed a lucrative deal to join radio station talkSPORT.

The 58-year-old, who replaced Mauricio Pochettino in November 2019, was informed of his dismissal last Monday morning after winning just one game in his last five.

It hasn't taken long for 'The Special One' to make a return to football but instead of management, Mourinho will join the likes of Laura Woods and Simon Jordan on talkSPORT for the network's extensive coverage of the Euros, starting in June.

The company have announced that Jose will be with listeners across the schedule from talkSPORT's live Euro GameDay programming, as well as regular slots at breakfast, which will include pre-game insight and an exclusive post-game phone in for listeners.

They have also announced that Mourinho will be part of the team for all three England group games, one last-16 game, two quarter-finals, one semi-final and the final.

"talkSPORT is the fan's station and I can't wait to join in," says Mourinho.

"The Euros will be a fantastic tournament and talkSPORT will capture all the excitement for fans. In my discussions with the team, I can feel their excitement for the Euros. I am thrilled to be part of it."

Jose Mourinho and talkSPORT regular Alan Brazil. What a combo. Image: talkSPORT.

Head of talkSPORT Lee Clayton, meanwhile, has labelled the signing as "box office" and we can't disagree.

"I can't wait to hear his views on England, Scotland and Wales as well as the other giants of the tournament." Clayton says.

"His experience and insight will be fascinating for talkSPORT listeners who will also get an exclusive opportunity to put questions to him in post-match phone-ins.

"talkSPORT proved in the recent Super League debacle that we are a powerful voice of the fans when their voices need to be heard. Adding one of the great titans of world football to our line-up will increase the noise.

"As well as his powerful, insightful opinions, I look forward to finding out if Jose can sing as part of our talkSPORT Breakfast Show fun"

He continued, saying: "We aim to be the home of the fans for the Euros, with unique 24/7 coverage, including phone-ins, the latest news stories from inside the training camps, live commentaries and on the road shows plus Jose Mourinho. Welcome to the team, Jose.

"Here's to a wonderful tournament as the fans return to stadiums - and we create the noise of the competition."

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Topics: Spurs, Jose Mourinho, Football, talksport

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.
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