5.15pm Tottenham news LIVE: West Ham delete Mourinho tweet, Jose on £15million, Pochettino favourite for Man Utd job – The Sun

TOTTENHAM have sacked manager Mauricio Pochettino after five years in charge, with Jose Mourinho already signed on as his replacement.

The Argentine was given the boot after five years at the club – despite taking Spurs to the Champions League in May.

Yet, the North Londoners have been swift in replacing him as 'The Special One' returns to management following his sacking by Manchester United last December.

Mourinho is looking to bring in his own team before the weekend, with Joao Sacramento already installed as his assistant coach.

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  • TOTTENHAM turned to Jose Mourinho to save their flagging season – after failing to land Brendan Rodgers.

    Mourinho was appointed as head coach this morning less than 12 hours after they sacked Mauricio Pochettino.

    Chairman Daniel Levy says he has brought in a winner after handing the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss a contract until the summer of 2023.

    But the Mail claim his first choice to replace Pochettino was actually Leicester manager Rodgers.

    They say Levy had initially tried to sound out whether the former Liverpool and Celtic boss would be open to moving to North London.

    But he discovered that any attempt to persuade the Foxes to allow Rodgers to leave would be impossible, so immediately set his sights on Mourinho instead.

    It is believed the Spurs hierarchy had started to consider parting company with Pochettino last month as the side stuttered in their league form.

  • WEST HAM have deleted a tweet aimed at Jose Mourinho ahead of the Hammers' clash against Tottenham on the weekend.

    The Special One – who was appointed Spurs boss this morning following the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino – will be in the dugout for the London derby on Saturday.

    And the Hammers will be hoping their tweet doesn't come back to haunt them after they attempted to troll the 56-year-old.

    The East End outfit posted a video on social media featuring clips and audio from various West Ham wins over Mourinho during his time with Chelsea and Manchester United.

    Captioning the post, the Twitter admin said: “See you Saturday, Jose.”

    But after less than two hours, the tweet had been deleted, with fans joking that the post is sure to backfire.

    One commented: “Have we really gone and deleted the Mourinho tweet before I got a chance to see it? Needed a good laugh this morning knowing it come back to bite us after we lose 4-0 on Saturday.”

    Another said: “West Ham really deleted that tweet about Mourinho? FFS football is about banter, if it backfired who the f*** cares.”

    A third added: “Seriously, who the f*** is (in) charge of our social media? Playing like we are and then you tweet this? This WILL backfire massively.

  • JOSE MOURINHO will be backing his new Spurs side to finish third this season… because that's what he predicted as a Sky Sports pundit.

    The Portuguese boss is back in the Premier League after sensationally replacing axed Mauricio Pochettino this morning.

    His task after penning a three-and-a-half year deal will be to bring silverware back to the club for the first time since 2008.

    But firstly he will need to address the club's worrying run of form.

    They have won just three in 12 matches and are without an away win in the Premier League since January.

    With just 14 points so far, they are already 11 points adrift of Manchester City in fourth and 20 away from top of the table Liverpool.

    But Mourinho still thinks his new club have the third best squad in the Premier League.

    Earlier in the season when asked where Spurs should finish, he said: “I would say definitely Manchester City and Liverpool [will be in the top two], then Tottenham are still the third best team.”

  • JOSE MOURINHO has radically shaken up his team of trusted backroom lieutenants after taking the Spurs job.

    Joao Sacramento

    New assistant manager Sacramento has joined Mourinho’s Spurs staff from Lille.

    Carlos Lalin

    Lalin comes in as the fitness coach having worked with Jose at United.

    Mourinho and Lalin stood head to head locked in a furious shouting match at United’s Carrington training base.

    Ricardo Formosinho

    The 63-year-old comes in as a Spurs scout.

    Although given their frugal spending in the past few windows he may have a relatively quiet job!

    Formosinho was born in Setubal, where Mourinho is from, and has had a managerial role of some capacity at a whopping 21 clubs.

    Nuno Santos

    Goalkeeping coach Santos was on the books at Leeds between 1998 and 1999 but never made an appearance.

    The 46-year-old’s most recent role was in the same capacity but at Lille.

    Giovanni Cerra

    Cerra is joining the analysis team – three years after he was given the hairdryer treatment by Mourinho.

    He was born in Rome and moved to London to complete his studies in industrial design.

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