Nigerian football fans woke up on Wednesday morning to news that former Chelsea, Man United and Real Madrid coach, Jose Mourinho, has replaced Mauricco Pochetino as Spurs manager.
Tottenham reached the Champions League final last season under Pochettino, but lost 2-0 to Liverpool in Madrid.
The Argentine, who was appointed in May 2014, did not win a trophy in his time in charge of the north London club, with Spurs’ last silverware being the League Cup in 2008.
Reactions to the news have come thick and fast:
Jose Mourinho 0-1 Frank Lampard
— Oscarlen (@oscarlen_one) November 20, 2019
…… And that hapless replacement is the Special One, Jose Mourinho https://t.co/XKT97KarUh
— Akintokunbo Adejumo (@Babatoks) November 20, 2019
Jose Mourinho has become the new manager of Tottenham despite saying back in 2015 that he could never manage the club out of respect for Chelsea.
#JoseMourinho #MauricioPochettino #Mourinho #Pochettino #Tottenham #Quote #QuoteOfTheDay #Chelsea #PremierLeague #Football pic.twitter.com/ba3aqp5Xiq
— The Guardian Nigeria (@GuardianNigeria) November 20, 2019
Congratulations to Tottenham. Ambitious clubs aren't ever afraid to switch things up when they go in the wrong direction. Now, no sane person will bet against them winning a trophy or two under a Jose Mourinho in pursuit of redemption!
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) November 20, 2019
Mourinho: Here is a list of new players that I want.
Daniel Levy: pic.twitter.com/j0Q55Zc7Sy
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) November 20, 2019
I'm a Liverpool fan…. Jose is my 1st favorite coach…..I love everything about him
— KING OF IJEBU LAND.. (@ijebuconcept) November 20, 2019
Even if na FA Cup I know dem go win under Mourinho
— Aboki wire 🇳🇬 (@Davidso95588226) November 20, 2019
Trophies like Fa cup , carabao cup or maybe europa. But the rest forget it my brother
— Slimberry_yo (@harzzantino2) November 20, 2019
"at the end of the day" even you sef know say Mourinho na NURTW chairman… He's coming to park the bus his way to trophy
— Peaceful Tout 💪🇳🇬 (@lerdhan) November 20, 2019
The only thing that can make him succeed is making funds available to buy top quality players. I don't think spurs can do that. Hence, I predict failure for JM. I'm a big fan of his, but I'd have preferred him go to bayern or any other club that match his quality. I wish him well
— Fresh Prince🇳🇬 (@Bholarjee_) November 20, 2019