Tottenham have never won the Premier League title despite challenging for the top-flight crown twice under Pochettino.
But the 56-year-old inherits a squad that is now 14th in the table and one that, even if it were not under-performing so drastically this term, appears a long way behind Liverpool and Manchester City.
Spurs reached their first-ever Champions League final last season before the north London outfit suffered a 2-0 loss to domestic rivals Liverpool FC in the final. It's like I said last night, people were saying I wonder who he will go for.
Despite Spurs' poor run of form this season, there's no doubt that Jose has been handed over a brilliant squad and the Portuguese could still do without even signing a new player in January.
Mourinho told reporters that he had a good break: "I was a little lost, but I did well". This club will always be his home.
"I've had no time to look at individual cases", Mourinho said.
And if the club's faithful don't know quite what to expect from a Mourinho-led Tottenham, they got a glimpse of their future when he rolled out a series of typically eccentric quotes to the media. This is not about me and not for me to come and say "everything was wrong with Mauricio", not at all. But I don't know exactly why and I don't know exactly how he [Jose Mourinho] is going to change their performance. I like the players very, very much.
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He added that he would be willing to help USA law enforcement agencies with their investigations into Epstein "if required". The decision, he said , followed a discussion with the Queen.
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Both men pleaded not guilty in Manhattan federal court and were released on bail packages that included $100,000 bonds for each. After an apparent suicide attempt on July 23, he was transferred to suicide watch and psychological observation.
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Usually, when a new coach comes in, they're given at least a transfer window to bring in one or two players, especially mid-season, to stabilize the squad.
"I'm stronger", Mourinho said. "That's not the point".
"I don't want to make big changes, I want to respect the base and the work that they did for five-and-a-half years, not two days", Mourinho said. I just need to get to know these ones better.
"Maybe he thinks it's just another job, possibly he might be giving Chelsea the two fingers on goal, but in his heart of hearts he knows he has extinguished any lingering love Chelsea fans may have him, though I doubt he's that bothered".
"I'm not going to make the same mistakes".
"And now it's about Spurs".
"And now, they made a decision to change".