first_imgTOTTENHAM chief Daniel Levy ruthlessly sacked Mauricio Pochettino and replaced him with Jose Mourinho for one key reason – to win trophies.Poch, 47, worked wonders at Spurs, taking them from mid-table mediocrity to the Champions League final in just five years on a threadbare budget.3Yet five months after that evening in Madrid – a 2-0 loss at the hands of Liverpool – the Argentine was sacked.Mourinho 56, has been brought in as Pochettino’s replacement on a three-and-a-half year deal as Levy finally decided enough was enough.The self-proclaimed Special One has a knack of winning trophies – with 25 to his name during his illustrious career.Tottenham haven’t won a single thing since the League Cup victory of 2008, with Mourinho winning 13 trophies since that day.While it will be a tough ask for Mourinho to win any silverware this season, his record through his distinguished career suggests next season could be a big one for Spurs.After all, the Portuguese boss has an uncanny knack of winning trophies in his first FULL season at a new club.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneMourinho burst onto the managerial scene in his third job, at Porto, initially hired in January 2002.In his first full campaign, the 2002-03 season, Mourinho won the TREBLE – the Primeira Liga, Taca de Portugal and Europa League.He would of course lead Porto to Champions League glory just 12 months later.His success earned him a move to newly-rich Chelsea for the start of the 2004-05 season – where he won the Premier League and League Cup in his first year.After his spell in England came to an end, Mourinho joined Inter Milan… and promptly won the Serie A crown at the first attempt.The Portuguese chief’s continued success saw him move to the Galacticos, Real Madrid – and clinch the Copa del Rey in his debut term in Spain.3In the summer of 2013, Mourinho moved back to Chelsea for a second stint, where his hot streak of trophies in his first full was season was snapped.The Blues lost the Super Cup final, having won the Europa League months earlier under Rafa Benitez, and were knocked out of the FA Cup and League Cup in the fifth round.Chelsea only managed to finish third that season too, while getting knocked out of the Champions League in the semi-finals.Nine months after being sacked by the Blues for a second time, Mourinho signed a three-year contract at Manchester United, starting in the 2016-17 season.How Jose Mourinho could line up Tottenham with Atal, Dybala and Fernandes joining Kane and Son in formidable sideMORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearThe Special One quickly got back to winning ways too, leading the Red Devils to Europa League and League Cup glory that very season.Mourinho now has half a season at Spurs to get the squad playing in his image before his real mission begins.Can the Tottenham chief, let that sink in for a moment, break the club’s 12-season trophy drought?3Tottenham appoint Jose Mourinho as new manager less than 24 hours after sacking Mauricio Pochettinolast_img

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