Currently sitting at 14th place on the Premier League table, Tottenham Hotspur have gone through a pretty turbulent couple of days this week.

On Tuesday evening, the Lilywhites revealed in a club statement that Mauricio Pochettino had left the club.

“We were extremely reluctant to make this change and it is not a decision the Board has taken lightly, nor haste,” Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy said.

“Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and the beginning of this season have been extremely disappointing.

“It falls to the Board to make the difficult decisions – this one made more so given the many memorable moments we had with Mauricio and his coaching staff – but we do so in the Club’s best interests.”

The 47-year-old Argentine leaves the club after a five-year spell in North London, with his greatest achievements being consistently in the top four and reaching the Champions League final this year.

Many were sceptical of the decision while others felt like it was the right time to go. Despite his departure, Poch definitely had a strong impact on the Tottenham squad, who have been in better form in recent years compared to their local rivals Arsenal.

Less than 12 hours later, Spurs announced the next coach at the helm, Premier League and Champions League winner Jose Mourinho.

It has almost been a year since Mourinho was sacked from Man United after losing 3-1 at Anfield last winter. Since then, the Portuguese has been a guest Pundit for various games on Sky and beIN SPORTS.

Tottenham announced the arrival of the Special One at 6am on Wednesday. “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.”

The 56-year-old had a few words to say about his new venture: “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.”

A few hours after arrival, Jose immediately started training with the Spurs players at Enfield. Since joining there has been a lot of speculation surrounding the players he would sign.

Some believe that he would go for former Lilywhites Gareth Bale and Luka Modric while others say that he’s looking to bring Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Nemanja Matic to White Hart Lane.

Mourinho is set for his debut as Tottenham Hotspur Manager this Saturday at 12.30 away at West Ham.

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