21 Nov New Tottenham manager Mourinho makes backroom appointments
The former Chelsea and Manchester United director is currently making his presence felt in north London
Brand New Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho has built his own backroom team together with all the appointments of Joao Sacramento, Carlos Lalin, Nuno Santos, Ricardo Formosinho and Giovanni Cerra.
Mourinho has been verified as Spurs boss on Wednesday morning, only 12 hours following Mauricio Pochettino was disregarded following five-and-a-half years in charge at the club.
Pochettino’s training team of Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Antoni Jimenez left the team meaning Mourinho has had to make a totally new pair of backroom staff.
Mourinho has moved fast to make his appointments, together with Sacramento coming as assistant manager and Santos getting goalkeeper trainer after departing French Ligue 1 outfit Lille.
“Following talks involving LOSC and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, an arrangement was reached to support the death of Joao Sacramento and Nuno Santos, members of Lille’s professional technical personnel, and also to let them combine the English team on Wednesday,” read a Lille announcement.
“As a primary measure, LOSC will utilize internal answers to compensate for both of these departures. Coming soon, the team will announce a definitive organisation.
“For Joao Sacramento and Nuno Santos, LOSC wants them all the success of this new endeavor.”
Formosinho, Cerra and Lain meanwhile are reunited with Mourinho having worked together with all the Portuguese during his time at Manchester United.
Formosinho and Cerra been the club strategic analyst and technical analyst while Lain, that worked with Mourinho at Chelsea and Real Madrid, becomes the club’s brand new exercise trainer.
One guy who will not be heading into north London, nevertheless, is Mourinho’s long-time ally Rui Faria.
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The 44-year old functioned as Mourinho’s assistant supervisor at Porto, Inter, Real Madrid, Chelsea and United, but is not able to join with him at Tottenham because he’s director of Qatari unwanted Al-Duhail SC.
Mourinho, who required coaching for the very first time on Wednesday, will hold his first press conference since Tottenham head coach on Thursday at 2pm GMT (9am ET).
His first match in charge is really a Premier League clash with West Ham in the London Arena on Saturday, together with his first home game a Champions League tie against Olympiacos on Tuesday.