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Mourinho takes on Tottenham Job

Swapping Mauricio Pochettino for Jose Mourinho is just about the most extreme tactical and cultural shift imaginable in football management. Overnight, Tottenham will move from youth-oriented, high-pressing attacking to experienced stars playing deep-block, counter-attacking football.

By hiring Mourinho, Daniel Levy has taken an extraordinary gamble, emphatically shredding the Pochettino legacy to indulge in short-term trophy hunting. One can only assume the Spurs chairman has promised significant investment, because if not then he will soon bitterly clash with his confrontational new manager.

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