Mourinho back in English soccer as Tottenham manager

Jose Mourinho sealed a return to coaching after almost a year out when Tottenham hired one of the world’s most successful managers in a bid to end the club’s decade-long wait for a trophy.

Tottenham moved swiftly to replace Mauricio Pochettino, who was fired on Tuesday after a 5½-year spell in which he transformed the team’s fortunes — even reaching a Champions League final — but was unable to win a title.

That is something Mourinho, who has won 25 major trophies as a manager, specializes in. But there remain question marks over whether the Portuguese coach is still the force he once was after a turbulent 2½-year spell at Manchester United that ended in December.

He hasn’t coached since.

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