Tottenham appoint Jose Mourinho less than 24 hours after sacking Pochettino

first_imgTottenham sack Mauricio Pochettino in shock axe after poor run of form Sun Sport revealed last month that Mourinho is keen to set history by becoming the first manager to lead three different clubs to the league title or major European trophies.But first he will be tasked with turning around Tottenham’s form that has seen them pick up just three wins from 14 league matches.It was enough for Levy to swing the axe just months after he guided the club to their first ever Champions League final.Club captain Harry Kane paid tribute to the former boss by writing on Twitter: “Gaffer. I’ll be forever thankful to you for helping me achieve my dreams.”We’ve had some amazing moments in the last 5 and a half years that I will never forget.”You were my manager but my friend as well and I thank you for that relationship. Good luck with your next chapter!”7 Mauricio Pochettino was axed last night with Tottenham in 14th spotCredit: EPA7 Tottenham first tried to appoint Mourinho in 2007Credit: Getty Images – Getty7most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsMourinho’s first ten games at SpursNov 23 – West Ham (A)Nov 26 – Olympiakos (H)Nov 30 – Bournemouth (H)Dec 4 – Man Utd (A)Dec 7 – Burnley (H)Dec 11 – Bayern Munich (A)Dec 15 – Wolves (A)Dec 22 – Chelsea (H)Dec 26 – Brighton (H)Dec 28 – Norwich (A)SunSport can reveal: Many Spurs players lost respect for the Argentine for refusing to discuss team selection with them and his increasing absence from training. The board believe Poch, 47, engineered his own sacking.  Levy hopes Poch’s exit will persuade contract rebels to stay.But it’s not all bad for Pochettino after landing a whopping £12.5m payoff.The former Southampton manager only penned a lengthy five-year extension last summer after a third place finish in the Premier League.Pochettino bizarrely used to keep a bowl of lemons in his Tottenham office because he believed they absorbed negative energy.No doubt they’ll be sitting at the bottom of the bin when Mourinho steps into his new office today.7 Mourinho arrives at Tottenham as a serial winnerCredit: Getty – Contributor7Gaffer. I’ll be forever thankful to you for helping me achieve my dreams. We’ve had some amazing moments in the last 5 and a half years that I will never forget. You were my manager but my friend as well and I thank you for that relationship. Good luck with your next chapter! 💙— Harry Kane (@HKane) November 20, 2019 TOTTENHAM have appointed Jose Mourinho as manager less than 24 hours after sacking Mauricio Pochettino.The Portuguese boss had been locked in negotiations throughout the night after Daniel Levy ruthlessly swung the axe on Poch yesterday evening.77 Jose Mourinho has signed a three-and-a-half-year dealCredit: Getty – ContributorMourinho had been without a job since he was sacked as Manchester United manager last December.But he has sensationally agreed a return to the Premier League after penning a staggering £15million-a-year contract until the end of the 2022/23 season.That’s double the salary Pochettino was thought to be earning at the club.The 56-year-old said: “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.”Spurs chairman Levy added: “In Jose we have one of the most successful managers in football.“He has a wealth of experience, can inspire teams and is a great tactician. He has won honours at every club he has coached.“We believe he will bring energy and belief to the dressing room.”Mourinho is set to take training today and his first match in the dugout is a mouthwatering clash at fierce rivals West Ham on Saturday.His side then takes on Olympiacos in the Champions League and Bournemouth before a stunning reunion at Old Trafford against Manchester United on December 4.The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me.Mourinho on joining TottenhamIt’s been 11-years since Spurs last won a piece of silverware and Levy obviously believes Mourinho can do what Pochettino failed at and bring the glory days back to north London.He arrives at the club with three Premier League titles, an FA Cup and three League Cups all under his belt from his time at Chelsea.Mourinho also lifted the EFL Cup and Europa League at Manchester United while winning the Champions League on two separate occasions with Porto and Inter Milan.So it is no wonder Levy is such a long-term admirer having first made a move to appoint Mourinho back in 2007 immediately after he was sacked at Chelsea.But a clause in the contract meant he wasn’t allowed to manage another Prem team for at least two years paving way for him to join Inter where he won the treble.Then in 2015 Mourinho was quizzed about being approached when he declared he could never manage a London rival.He said: “Yes. I couldn’t go. I couldn’t train in England for two years.”I would not take the job because I love Chelsea supporters too much.”last_img read more

Filipinos come up short vs Singapore in men’s water polo

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano PH athletes to help run 2019 SEA Games Teen gunned down in Masbate Singapore, which has won every water polo goal since the SEA Games started in 1977, had three goals coming from Koh Jian Ying, two from Loh Zhi Zhi and one each from Ooi Yee Jia and Sean Ang Wei Min.The Philippines were just one goal behind, 6-5, four minutes left in the match.It was the country’s second defeat after a rousing start over Thailand.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend PH reinforcer Dale Evangelista suffered a concussion after getting head butted.“It’s a good thing it wasn’t cut,” said the burly Evangelista. “I think we scared them today.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’When asked if he was able to get back at his Singaporean culprit, Evangelista said: “I was hitting him good even before we headbutted me.”Mark Jerwin Valdez and Reynaldo Salonga Jr., accounted for two goals apiece, while Mummar Alamara had one marker. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo from Kuala Lumpur SEA Games Website.KUALA LUMPUR — The Philippines figured in a bruising match against perennial champion Singapore before dropping a close 7-5 defeat in the Southeast Asian Games water polo competition.Pushed to the wall by the Filipinos’ all-out offensive, the Singaporeans resorted to highly physical style that resulted in several exclusive calls (temporary ejection) from both parties.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more


first_imgYou can get odds of 10/1 on Jim!DUBLIN have already written off Donegal’s chances of progressing to the All-Ireland SFC Final – at least bookies have anyway.And there’s even talk in the capital of a sell-out crowd with the sides clash in the semi-final on August 31, with the ‘boys in blue’ (highly original song) going along to ‘celebrate’ victory over Jim McGuinness’s side.Last night several bookmakers in Dublin were offering Donegal fans odds of 10/1 to beat Dublin after the quarter finals last weekend. Dublin outclassed Monaghan and swooned to victory with 17 points to spare while an off-colour Donegal edged past Armagh by a point.Saturday saw a crowd of 72,440 at GAA headquarters. Another 10,000 for the semi-final would reach capacity.The fact Donegal Minors are taking on Dublin on the same day will add to the interest.But those in the Dublin football camp are trying to play down expectations amongst their fans. Dublin GAA chair Andy Kettle stressed: “I am sure Jim McGuinness has sat down and worked out some sort of a plan. Whether that plan is possible to be executed, I don’t know, but you can rest assured that he will have something up his sleeve.“But as Jim Gavin would say, we concentrate on ourselves being the best we can. If that is good enough on the day, so be it. If it’s not up to scratch on the day, then that’s our fault.” DUBLIN BOOKIES WRITE OFF DONEGAL – BY OFFERING 1/10 ON DUB VCTORY was last modified: August 14th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:all-irelanddonegaldublinsemi-finallast_img read more