‘Humble’ Mourinho explains what he will do differently at Spurs

Joe Williams
Jose Mourinho Manchester United

Jose Mourinho has explained how he will “make new mistakes” at Tottenham and has analysed his career to see what he can do differently.

The 56-year-old has been named as Mauricio Pochettino’s successor, signing a three-and-a-half-year deal at the north London club.

Mourinho met his new players following his hasty appointment, which was announced less than 12 hours after Pochettino was sacked, on Wednesday and then took training ahead of his first game in charge at West Ham on Saturday.

When asked what he intends to do differently at Spurs, he responded: “I am humble. I am humble enough to try to analyse my career. Not just the last year but the problems and the solutions. The principle of my analysis was not to blame anyone else.”

Mourinho added: “Happiness-wise I am convinced my choice was a great one. (On a scale of one to ten) ten. The job? Sometimes results make these decisions. I wouldn’t say it’s a (big) job (to turn things around). The club is huge. I know that I have potentially a great job in my hands.”

Mourinho also admitted to making mistakes in the past, he continued: “I think so (asked if he is new and improved). These last 11 months have been used to think and to prepare. You never lose your DNA. You are what you are – for the good things and the bad things. I know in my career that I’ve made mistakes.”