Mourinho: “I couldn’t be happier and if I was not as happy as I am, I wouldn’t be here. What can I promise? Passion – for my job but also passion for my club.”
A thrilled Jose Mourinho has vowed to bring “passion” to Tottenham and insists he “couldn’t be happier” after becoming the club’s new head coach.
The former Manchester United and Chelsea boss has replaced Mauricio Pochettino, who was sacked on Tuesday with the club 14th in the Premier League.
In his first interview as head coach, Mourinho told Spurs TV: “I couldn’t be happier and if I was not as happy as I am, I wouldn’t be here.
“What can I promise? Passion – for my job but also passion for my club. It’s a privilege when a manager goes to a club and feels that happiness in relation to the squad that he’s going to have.
“These are not words of the moment. They are not words of me being the Tottenham head coach. These are words that I’ve told and I’ve repeated in the last three, four, five years even as an opponent.
“To play against Tottenham at White Hart Lane was always hard but beautiful. It was one of these places where I used to go with passion but also with respect.”