New Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho says he will not make the same mistakes at Spurs that he did in previous managerial roles. The Portuguese replaced Mauricio Pochettino on Wednesday, ending an 11-month spell out of management following his sacking by Manchester United. “I realised I made mistakes and I’m not going to make the same mistakes,” he said. “I’ll make new mistakes – but not the same.”
Mourinho, 56, would not be drawn on what mistakes he was referring to. His time at Manchester United came to an end last December with the club 19 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool. Mourinho had also reportedly fallen out with £89m signing Paul Pogba and was criticised by fans towards the end of his tenure for playing dull, defensive football.
The former Porto, Chelsea and Real Madrid manager’s departure from Old Trafford continued his run of having never completed four consecutive seasons in charge of a club.