Social media reacts to Jose Mourinho hire at Tottenham
Only 12 hours had passed since the world reacted to Mauricio Pochettino’s surprising departure from Tottenham Hotspur when Daniel Levy shocked the world for a second time.
With the club sitting 14th in the Premier League table, the Tottenham CEO felt it necessary to stir the pot, and boy did he. Fans, pundits, and quite frankly everyone were left stunned when Spurs hired known lightning rod Jose Mourinho to replace the man who brought them to a Champions League final just six months ago.
Plenty of folks took to Twitter to give their thoughts on what has transpired.
From a club culture perspective, this is a massive departure for #COYS.— Arlo White (@arlowhite) November 20, 2019
The holistic, collective and nurturing approach is gone. Maybe it’s what this squad needs, they’re not all kids anymore.
The outcome will be fascinating, but potentially, very familiar. https://t.co/6PHJjtBSoF
Mou to Spurs is one of those things where the mischievous side of you wants it to succeed because no one will be happy.— Nicholas Mendola (@NicholasMendola) November 20, 2019
Have to say, Mourinho has completely played a blinder here. He was never going to get a job in 2019 from Real Madrid, PSG, etc. He wanted the Spurs job in March because he thought Madrid would hire Pochettino, and he didn’t get it.— Zach Lowy (@ZachLowy) November 20, 2019
So he waited for the right offer, and got it.
Jose Mourinho has spent more money on transfers managing in England than Tottenham have since Daniel Levy took charge of Spurs in October 2001.— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) November 20, 2019
Mourinho's English spending:
Average fee £17.8m
Tottenham spending under Levy:
Average fee £7.8m pic.twitter.com/e7EJhnE51Y
Congratulations to my good friend Jose Mourinho on becoming the next manager of Tottenham! Spurs are getting a proven winner at both the domestic and European level. This also says a lot about Tottenham. Jose wouldn’t have taken the job if he didn’t think Spurs was a “big” club.— Charlie Stillitano (@C_Stillitano) November 20, 2019
Yes Mourinho wins trophies, but look at his last four jobs (Inter, Real, Chelsea, Man Utd) and the level of success has decreased each time, while the shambles he's left behind has increased each time. That's not a promising pattern.— Michael Cox (@Zonal_Marking) November 20, 2019
The international break ends with a bang. Get your popcorn for this weekend, folks. Jose Mourinho’s first match in charge: West Ham v. Tottenham, 7:30 a.m. ET, on NBCSN and NBCSports.com.