Tottenham Hotspur legend Graham Roberts sends message to Mauricio Pochettino

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Following Jose Mourinho's appointment as Tottenham Hotspur's new manager just 11 hours after sacking Mauricio Pochettino, social media went into complete meltdown - and rightly so.

The former Southampton boss is a man in demand given how his stocks have risen over the last couple of seasons, and he will be in charge of one of the best clubs in Europe sooner or later.

Mourinho, who still has a house in London, will be back coaching the Champions League next week, too, with Tottenham needing one win from its final two group-stage games to qualify for the knockout stage.

"We were extremely reluctant to make this change and it is not a decision the board has taken lightly, nor in haste", Levy said in a team statement about Pochettino's departure.

As for Pochettino, who was highly sought after during the past four seasons, some would question whether his loyalty to the Lily Whites was misguided.

"You were my manager but my friend as well and I thank you for that relationship".

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"It is due to his past actions against Tamil people in that country that the Tamils are shocked", said Stalin in a statement. But minorities feared his election because of allegations of human rights violations against him dating from the war.

Dybala is seen as an ideal parter for Harry Kane up front, as well as being a potential symbol for the club.

But Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy was reportedly impressed with the vision Mourinho laid out and he said: "In Jose we have one of the most successful managers in football".

The immensely popular manager was sacked on Tuesday night, and replaced nearly immediately with former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.

He has signed a contract until the end of the 2022/23 season but the news has not gone down well with a significant number of Tottenham fans, who disapprove of Mourinho's defensive style of play and point out he failed to turn around Manchester United before being sacked a year ago. He has a wealth of experience, can inspire teams and is a great tactician. "The problem is sometimes you get into clubs and the work that is below you is not good enough to produce these players".

Levy also expressed his excitement in luring the two-time UEFA Champions League victor to the club.