Spurs appoint Mourinho: Best Twitter reactions
If Twitter had already erupted when Spurs announced that they had fired Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday night, their unveiling of Jose Mourinho as his replacement on Wednesday morning sent it into meltdown. Here are the best reactions that we unearthed.
As the rumours swirled that Jose Mourinho could be in line to replace Pochettino, Chelsea fans weren’t happy.
One thing is for sure,
Jose Mourinho needs to stay as far away as possible from Spurs, it’s basic respect for Chelsea and even himself. Can’t be getting slapped around by three different PL giants.
— Mod (@CFCMod_) November 19, 2019
One suggested that they will lose all respect for the Portuguese should he make the move.
If Jose Mourinho goes to Tottenham I will lose all respect for him. Manchester United is one thing, but going to another London club is another
If he still has any love for Chelsea, he has to reject that job..
— Con (@ConnCFC) November 19, 2019
So when the inevitable occurred a few hours later…
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 20, 2019
…it was an undeniable source of amusement to many.
Jose Mourinho’s commitment to upsetting Chelsea fans is by far his most attractive quality.
— Darren Richman (@darrenrichman) November 20, 2019
Always a divisive figure, Mourinho’s appointment actually managed to upset Chelsea and Tottenham fans, with #MourinhoOut soon trending.
In other news, Mourinho appointed at Spurs and #mourinhoout is already trending ???
— MrF (@funkymunkyf6mfc) November 20, 2019
Although one Spurs fan seemed in better spirits.
This Tottenham fan’s reaction to Mourinho replacing Pochettino will be the highlight of your day ?
?️ “Mourinho, helllooooo!” pic.twitter.com/sEc24omPap
— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) November 20, 2019
Piers Morgan offered one possible explanation for the Spurs fans’ anger.
No wonder Spurs fans are furious about Mourinho – he’s won 6 League titles in 3 countries, which is totally off-brand for those serial losers.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 20, 2019
All eyes will be on Mourinho’s introduction as Tottenham boss this weekend.
Fully expect Jose Mourinho’s first quote as Tottenham boss to be: “I am inevitable”
— Ben McAleer (@BenMcAleer1) November 20, 2019
And, given his propensity for defensive formations, will we see a shift in mentality for Spurs?
Mourinho as Spurs manager:
Dele Alli new position Right back
Son Left back
While Harry Kane is the new CB pic.twitter.com/ZzctTIZ4KD
— The Philosopher (@Abel_Nkosinathy) November 20, 2019
One question is how the free-spending Mourinho will work alongside the notoriously frugal Daniel Levy.
Mauricio Pochettino had a net spend of £109m over five-and-a-half years at Tottenham. Jose Mourinho almost matched that over a 12-week period in 2018. Extraordinary gamble from Daniel Levy.
— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) November 20, 2019
The suspicion is that the pair might clash.
Mourinho: Here is a list of new players that I want.
Daniel Levy: pic.twitter.com/j0Q55Zc7Sy
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) November 20, 2019
David Brent made an appearance.
“Hi Mr Mourinho, can you tell us what money you have been promised for transfers?” pic.twitter.com/ykaqfTqmBE
— David Brent (@DavidBrentMovie) November 20, 2019
A couple of appearances, actually.
“Under weaknesses you’ve put Nemanja Matic” pic.twitter.com/bHV618BodJ
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) November 20, 2019
Although one transfer would certainly make sense.
*January transfer window opens*
— Simply (@Simply_Spurs) November 20, 2019
Especially after Gareth Bale had been in the news himself this week.
Gareth Bale has started a trend pic.twitter.com/Y0zylG8qjN
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) November 20, 2019
Desperate Arsenal fans had been hoping to lure Pochettino to the Emirates, although based on his previous comments it seems unlikely.
Pochettino on never managing Barcelona and Arsenal because of loyalty to Espanyol and Tottenham. pic.twitter.com/Qjk9sn8UKF
— M•A•J (@Ultra_Suristic) November 20, 2019
Although never say never.
José Mourinho in 2007:
? “I would not take the Tottenham job because I love Chelsea supporters too much.” pic.twitter.com/R5pqOWDUtx
— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) November 20, 2019
Last word goes to Harry Redknapp who doesn’t think the Arsenal fans would have much trouble adjusting to Pochettino. Never change Harry.
Harry Redknapp on Poch to Arsenal:
“The fans would warm to him. If you go in there & start winning matches. They would have taken Saddam Hussein when he was about, the fans don’t give a monkeys! If you start winning every week, they’re singing ‘there’s only one Saddam’.”
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) November 20, 2019