Jose is back … just a week after being fired! Mourinho admits he is ‘already missing football’ as he signs up as pundit and PHONE-IN HOST for talkSPORT at Euro 2020, after pocketing £ 20m from Tottenham as a compensation package.
- Jose Mourinho has found work as an expert at radio broadcaster talkSPORT
- The Portuguese was fired by Tottenham last week after a bad campaign
- Mourinho says he ‘already misses football’ when he announced on Friday
- The 58-year-old will start working for Euro 2020 this summer
Jose Mourinho has admitted that he already ‘misses football’ after finding work at Tottenham a few days after his dismissal, with the Portuguese coach taking on a pundit role at the radio station talkSPORT.
The 58-year-old was relieved by Spurs chief Daniel Levy last week just days before the club’s appearance in the Carabao Cup final after overseeing a disappointing season.
The North Londoners were dropped from the Europa League by Dinamo Zagreb under the supervision of Mourinho and are unlikely to make it to the top four as they miss out on Champions League football for the second consecutive season.
Despite bringing in £ 20 million in compensation from Spurs, Mourinho has taken on a new role at talkSPORT after admitting that he ‘already misses football’.
In a clip posted to the broadcaster’s Twitter page, Mourinho said, “ I’m totally absorbed in football. I just love to work. At the moment I have not been working for a week and I already miss it. ‘
Jose Mourinho found work a few days after his firing from Tottenham Hotspur this month
The Portuguese was fired last week after a bad campaign by Spurs chief Daniel Levy
Mourinho’s arrival was revealed by Alan Brazil on Friday morning’s breakfast show, with the Portuguese taking on the punditry duties for this summer’s euro.
Hello everyone at talkSPORT, this is Jose Mourinho. Glad to say that I will be joining the talkSPORT team for the euro this summer. I’ll join Laura Woods, Ally McCoist and Alan Brazil to share my thoughts on all of the action.
“Good luck for England, good luck for Scotland and of course good luck for Portugal.”
The broadcaster teased Mourinho’s arrival on Thursday night by tweeting a video of a mysterious figure resembling the Portuguese arriving at talkSPORT’s headquarters with the caption, ‘We’ve got something’ special ‘for you. Join us at 8am. ‘
And the Portuguese will work with the broadcaster for this summer’s European Championship
Mourinho was heard to say: ‘I don’t work for a week and I already miss it’
It was also announced on Friday morning that Mourinho has joined The sun as an expert columnist for the European Championship as part of the deal.
Ryan Mason has taken over on an interim basis and was unable to win the club’s first piece of silverware since 2008 when Spurs fell to a 1-0 defeat to Manchester City at Wembley.
Ajax boss Erik ten Hag is a leader for the Spurs hotseat, while super agent Jorge Mendes is reportedly pushing Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo in the direction of the club. Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is said to have rejected Levy’s advances to take over.
Levy described Mourinho as ‘a true professional’ after his dismissal, ending the Portuguese’s 17-month stay at the club following Mauricio Pochettino’s takeover in November 2019.
Mourinho is said to have pocketed £ 20 million in compensation from the North Londoners
Mourinho appears to have few managerial appearances in England after his latest resignation
“Jose and his coaching staff have been through some of our most challenging times as a club,” said the Spurs chairman.
Jose is a true professional who has shown tremendous resilience during the pandemic. On a personal level, I have enjoyed working with him and regret that things did not work out as we both imagined.
“He will always be welcome here and we would like to thank him and his technical staff for their contribution.”
Mourinho had worked for Sky Sports after losing his job at Manchester United before being picked up by Levy. The Spurs chairman had described Mourinho on his arrival as one of the top two executives in world football.