Twinkly José Mourinho gives hint of things to come at beefed-up Spurs | Barney Ronay

Given past successes, the former Real Madrid manager may just be the one to turn Tottenham into a club to win trophies

“I cannot come to this club and think it is about myself.” Perish the thought old bean. And indeed, lol. Over the years José Mourinho’s Premier League unveilings have tended to arrive expressly branded, like a high-end fairytale dwarf troupe. The pre-Tottenham years brought us Special, Happy and – looking back – Incredibly Angry. And now we have this. Welcome to Tottenham Hotspur, the Selfless One.

One day on from his appointment and two days before his first game Mourinho was duly announced to the world at the Tottenham training centre. As ever he spoke with fluency and a well-rehearsed charm.

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