Tottenham: How social media reacted to Mourinho replacing Pochettino at Spurs

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Jose Mourinho has taken over at Spurs after Mauricio Pochettino’s departure

After five years in charge Mauricio Pochettino’s spell as Tottenham manager has come to an abrupt halt.

Jesus Perez

@jesus_perez

. Thank you from our heart to our players , staff, and special thanks to you all , lovely Spurs Fans . 💙💙💙💙💙💔

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Jose in?

As one door closes, another one opens. And so the rumours of who would come in began circulating. Some were more, shall we say, realistic than others.

Time for Big Sam!
Tim Sherwood reporting for duty

IMAGINE!

BBC Sport

@BBCSport

Diego Maradona quit as manager of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata today, on the same day Mauricio Pochettino was sacked by Tottenham.

Imagine… https://bbc.in/35gTT0b 

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Dan Roan

@danroan

Jose Mourinho interested in replacing Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham boss. Deal is a strong possibility http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50482316 

Jose Mourinho in contention to replace Mauricio Pochettino as Spurs boss

Former Manchester United and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is a strong contender to replace Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham manager.

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JOSE ANNOUNCED!

And then in the morning, at just after 06:30, the news that was pretty much known the world over already: Spurs had sent for the Special One!

BBC Sport

@BBCSport

Spurs have announced the appointment of Jose Mourinho as manager.

More to follow: https://bbc.in/2KCKsQK 

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Dan Walker

@mrdanwalker

If you’ve just woken up… Spurs have already got a new manager… it’s Jose Mourinho.
That’s less than 12 hours since the sacking of Pochettino

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‘New manager. New era. New beginnings.’

The man who, lest we forget, has won three Premier League titles (three: respect, respect, respect) is in the hot seat. There’s a definite difference of opinion on whether this is a good or a bad thing.

Some are not too impressed:

Michael Cox

@Zonal_Marking

Yes Mourinho wins trophies, but look at his last four jobs (Inter, Real, Chelsea, Man Utd) and the level of success has decreased each time, while the shambles he’s left behind has increased each time. That’s not a promising pattern.

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Hugh Woozencroft@HughWoozencroft

JOSE?!?!

I’M DONE.

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Can’t think of a worse appointment. I detest the man and his brand of football. A disaster in the transfer market. He will bankrupt the club. Dark, dark times at my beloved Spurs. #MourinhoOut

Others are much more positive!

Pochettino taught us to dare, over to Mourinho to teach us to do.
Whether you don't like his style of play or his character as a person, you can't deny that this is a massive statement. Jose is a WINNER.
The Premier League needed Jose Mourinho to return, and he’s back.

How’s it going to go? We’re not sure. One thing we can be sure of: it won’t be dull.

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