Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho an admirer of Ruben Dias

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho an admirer of Ruben Dias

You never lose your DNA. "You have to choose what makes you happy but at this moment we have to look at the short term and we have to try and get two good results in the next two matches".

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.

"Happiness-wise I am convinced my choice was a great one". When I had meetings with my assistants and the people I wanted to bring with me in this chapter it was on the principle that there was no one else to blame.

"First of all I do it with a bit of sadness, I have to speak about Mauricio. I even learned how to be a pundit".

The Portuguese joked that was before he got sacked and insisted football moves on.

When I was getting fired, I heard a few days before because I was told by two very well known football agents that they were talking to Carlo Ancelotti and Brendan Rodgers at the time.

Frank Lampard's impressive start at Stamford Bridge means Chelsea are the shortest odds outside last season's top two to secure a top four finish, having bounced back from an opening day thrashing at Manchester United to comfortably guide the club into the Champions League places. It is about the players and going from a base of stability. "I'm going to make new mistakes".

Tottenham are in 14th position in the Premier League table and 11 points behind defending champions Manchester City, who occupy the final Champions League qualification spot.

And within 12 hours, one of the Premier League's most decorated managers, greatest villains, biggest characters and most-respected minds, is sitting in the hot-seat at Tottenham.

By the end of his reign at Old Trafford Mourinho looked a shadow of his former self.

- When does the transfer window reopen? He said: 'People say that I am hard but I am only hard for the ones who do not share my principles'.

I've not really considered him as a possible candidate for the Blues job in the past, after all until this campaign he had seemed pretty safe in his post!

Mourinho said: "Every club that I go to, I arrive, I wear the pyjamas of the club, I work and I wear the tracksuit, I am a club man, I decide on my career to have this adventure".

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