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12:30  20 november  2019
12:30  20 november  2019 Source:   skysports.com

REVEALED: Brendan Rodgers was Tottenham's first choice before turning to Jose Mourinho... and Daniel Levy was plotting Mauricio Pochettino's exit for A MONTH before it all ended in a blazing row

  REVEALED: Brendan Rodgers was Tottenham's first choice before turning to Jose Mourinho... and Daniel Levy was plotting Mauricio Pochettino's exit for A MONTH before it all ended in a blazing row ADRIAN KAJUMBA AND SAMI MOKBEL: The relationship between Spurs chairman Daniel Levy and Pochettino broke down amid a poor start to the season, leading to his sacking on Tuesday night.Doubts about Pochettino's future have lingered all season amid tensions between the Argentinian and chairman Daniel Levy, and also the manager and some of his players.

Daniel Levy is set to open talks with José Mourinho with a view to the former Manchester United manager taking over from Mauricio Pochettino, sacked by Tottenham on Tuesday evening.

Daniel Levy appoints Jose Mourinho as the new Tottenham manager, with the £15m-a-year Portuguese earning DOUBLE the salary of the Jose Mourinho has replaced Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham's manager. Mourinho hailed the club's 'heritage' and the quality of the squad that he

Daniel Levy, Jose Mourinho are posing for a picture: Daniel Levy has appointed Jose Mourinho as Tottenham head coach © Getty Daniel Levy has appointed Jose Mourinho as Tottenham head coach

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Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy and new head coach Jose Mourinho have put their reputations on the line. It's high stakes and high risk. But will it pay off? 

In just under 12 whirlwind hours Tottenham have replaced the trophyless Mauricio Pochettino with Jose Mourinho, one of the most successful managers in history.

It's a drastic and decisive intervention by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy; a move which caught many by surprise but, in his eyes, a necessary one after a start to the season which has seen his team slip to 14th place in the Premier League, knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Colchester and humiliated 7-1 at home to Bayern Munich.

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Jose Mourinho has been out of work since being sacked by Manchester United. Former Manchester United and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is in talks Chairman Daniel Levy must now decide whether to gamble on Mourinho , who as he proved at Old Trafford, may be box office, but can also be high

Other English editions. Now, with Spurs' options limited and Real Madrid back in a purple patch of form under Zidane, Mourinho is the first favourite with the bookies to replace Pochettino in the Spurs dugout. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is said to be a big admirer of Eddie Howe, who has

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Read more on Tottenham's big decision:

Pochettino's highs and lows during his Tottenham tenure (The Independent)

Mourinho excited to work with 'quality' squad (Evening Standard)

Why Pochettino was pushed after five-year stint (The Independent)

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But it's also a gamble - and Levy's reputation is on the line with this appointment.

He has turned away from Tottenham's traditional style for a manager who will do anything it takes to win. Pochettino's football philosophy, which has shaped the club for the past five years and built on Spurs' history of attractive, attacking football, has been traded in for a manager who will park the bus and play pragmatically if that's what it takes to get over the line.

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Mourinho has been out of work since leaving United 12 months ago and has a rich history of Jose Mourinho has been appointed as Tottenham manager replacing Mauricio Pochettino Others were quick to voice displeasure at the announcement hours after Pochettino's sacking

Jose Mourinho had been the odds-on favourite in the immediate aftermath of Mauricio This is Levy , it will be a freebie. "That freebie better be Jose." AbdulTHFC added: "Look, as long as "Just a newer model of a prime typical Levy yes man. Good coach but again not the one to take us to the next level.

That transition - which Mourinho will begin instilling from his very first training session on Wednesday afternoon - will be a seismic shift for the Spurs players.

Watch: Tottenham can't get better than Mourinho, says Gascoigne (Sky Sports)

But Levy has also put Spurs at risk of being dragged into the dramas and controversies that dogged Mourinho's final months at Manchester United. The press conference protests, the player disputes, the training ground spats, and eventually the toxic mood which divided supporters and made Mourinho's departure from his dream job inevitable.

If it begins to go wrong or Levy and Mourinho clash on key issues, everyone know what's coming.

Levy will have weighed all of this up and concluded the potential rewards outweigh it all.

'You can replay that in 10 years. It wouldn't happen': Chelsea boss Frank Lampard insists he would NEVER manage Tottenham... repeating vow made by Jose Mourinho back in 2015 (only for him to take over this week!)

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Jose Mourinho waits in the wings to take over and is the bookies red hot favourite to replace the Argentine, who got the boot just five months after leading the club to a Champions League final. Get all the latest Spurs news here

Jose Mourinho waits in the wings to take over and is the bookies red hot favourite to replace the Argentine, who got the boot just five months after leading the club to a Champions League final. Get all the latest Spurs news here

Watch: Pochettino sacking was 'common sense', says Souness (Sky Sports)

The hope is Mourinho can have an instant impact in the short term and turn this season around, that he can move Spurs back up the table towards the top four and deliver more memorable nights in the Champions League knockout stages. His track record shows he could do just that.

Mourinho - who delivered silverware in his first seasons at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United - has repeatedly walked through the door and raised the level at his previous clubs.

Levy will also be backing Mourinho to avoid the drop off which has become something of a trademark, too. Ultimately, in the seasons ahead, the aim will be to turn Pochettino's previously talented young players into senior and serial winners.

Jose Mourinho, Mauricio Pochettino are posing for a picture © Getty a screenshot of a cell phone: Mourinho has spent a net £602m across three spells with English clubs © Getty Mourinho has spent a net £602m across three spells with English clubs With his experience, pedigree and A-list status Mourinho could take Tottenham into the elite bracket.

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Other English editions. Now, with Spurs' options limited and Real Madrid back in a purple patch of form under Zidane, Mourinho is the first favourite with the bookies to replace Pochettino in the Spurs dugout. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is said to be a big admirer of Eddie Howe, who has

Jose Mourinho has been appointed as Tottenham Hotspur’s new manager following the sacking of "Some clubs, they can do both, they can keep their best players and buy other top players. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy , announcing Mourinho 's arrival, said: "In Jose we have one of the

But Mourinho has rolled the dice too.

He's grabbed a Premier League and Champions League return, something that looked uncertain to come his way again during the immediate aftermath of his United exit.

Watch: Mourinho will bring trophies to Tottenham, predicts O'Hara (Sky Sports)

And walking out at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium he will have seen Spurs' potential is significant.

But he takes over a squad of players at the end of a cycle. There are wantaways who have contracts expiring and eyes on moves elsewhere. There are others who need reinvigorating and to be challenged. And there are several areas on the pitch that need upgrading, with right-back and central midfield in particular need of attention.

Watch: What do Spurs fans make of Mourinho? (Sky Sports)

Mourinho will have to address these issues without the financial backing in the transfer market he has had at his previous clubs.

This is a manager who spent over £400m at United and demanded more while Spurs nursed their net spend. It's some culture change and those January transfer planning meetings between Levy and Mourinho would make for fascinating viewing.

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“Daniel Levy is going to decide soon," he said." Mourinho is a serious possibility but no decision has been made yet.” Mourinho has been repeatedly linked with a move to north London in recent weeks, with it being claimed he’s keen on taking charge of the club. 'The Special One', who has been out of

Jose Mourinho waits in the wings to take over and is the bookies red hot favourite to replace the Argentine, who got the boot just five months after leading the club to a Champions League final. Get all the latest Spurs news here

However, after his second spell at Chelsea unravelled and he ultimately failed to deliver the Premier League success he had intended to at Manchester United, Mourinho knows he cannot fall short with his next move. His reputation cannot afford another hit if he wants to return to the top table.

Watch: Mourinho's Premier League highlights (Sky Sports)

The opportunities and threats are in plain sight for Levy and Mourinho.

For this to work there will need to be a change of approach from one or the other - or at least some form of compromise.

It could just be that, given the needs of both parties, they will be prepared to meet in the middle. But then, neither man is known for backing down...

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