Jose Mourinho assures ‘I don’t need new players’ at Tottenham

Newly-appointed Spurs manager Jose Mourinho has this evening surprisingly suggested that he does not intend to push the club to secure new signings.

Mourinho returns to the dugout

The major talking point across the English media over the last 48 hours has surrounded Tottenham’s decision to part ways with Mauricio Pochettino, and replace the Argentine with Mourinho.

After confirming that they had ousted long-term boss Pochettino on Tuesday night, Mourinho’s appointment was made official on Wednesday morning.

The former Chelsea and Manchester United coach has put pen-to-paper on a contract until 2023 in north London.

‘Get to know these ones better’

Mourinho is set to get his latest managerial experience underway this weekend, when Spurs travel to capital rivals West Ham for a Premier League clash.

As such, the Portuguese tactician held his first official press conference as Tottenham manager earlier this evening.

Mourinho was drawn on a host of topics by the media presence in attendance, with the subject of transfers having inevitably been raised.

ENFIELD, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 20: New Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho is unveiled on November 20, 2019 in Enfield, England. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

Tottenham were known for playing it safe on the transfer front during Mauricio Pochettino’s time at the club, with many having predicted that such a stance moving forward would result in tension between those in charge in north London and their new manager.

Mourinho, though, has surprisingly revealed that he feels as though the squad at his disposal is good enough to take the club forward, assuring that he ‘doesn’t need new players’:

‘The best gift are the players who are here. I don’t need new players. I just need to get to know these ones better.’

‘I know them well but you never know them well enough until you meet them.’

‘I told the players I came here because of them. I tried to buy some for different clubs and some I didn’t even try because you know how difficult it was.’

Quotes via Goal

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