Tottenham news LIVE: Jose Mourinho leads training plus every word from new Spurs manager after Pochettino axe

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Following the shock departure of Mauricio Pochettino on last night, Tottenham have confirmed the appointment of Jose Mourinho as their new head coach.

The former Manchester United and Chelsea boss has signed a deal until the end of the 2022-23 season just hours after confirmation of Pochettino's exit.

'The Special One' led Tottenham in training for the first time this afternoon before his first game in charge away to West Ham on Saturday, and insists he will not ignore the club's academy traditions as he promised "passion" to fans in his first interview.

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What Daniel Levy said

"We were extremely reluctant to make this change and it is not a decision the Board has taken lightly, nor in haste.

“Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and beginning of this season have been extremely disappointing.

“It falls to the Board to make the difficult decisions - this one made more so given the many memorable moments we have had with Mauricio and his coaching staff - but we do so in the Club's best interests.

“Mauricio and his coaching staff will always be part of our history. I have the utmost admiration for the manner in which he dealt with the difficult times away from a home ground whilst we built the new stadium and for the warmth and positivity he brought to us. I should like to thank him and his coaching staff for all they have contributed. They will always be welcome here.

“We have a talented squad. We need to re-energise and look to deliver a positive season for our supporters.”