Tottenham’s shocked stars meet new boss Jose Mourinho for the first time as they head for first training session since Mauricio Pochettino was sacked
- Jose Mourinho was appointed as the new Tottenham boss on Wednesday
- Mourinho replaces Mauricio Pochettino, who was sacked on Tuesday night
- Mourinho met his new players for the first time on Wednesday afternoon
- The players were left stunned following the dismissal of Pochettino
Tottenham’s stars arrived at the Hotspur Way training complex in Enfield on Wednesday shocked following the news of Mauricio Pochettino’s departure on Tuesday night.
The decision to sack Pochettino had been kept quiet before the news was broken to the players just ahead of the club’s official announcement.
The players were also keep in the dark until the announcement of Jose Mourinho as the club’s new manager was made.
Christian Eriksen arrives at Tottenham’s Hotspur Way training centre in Enfield
Eriksen will take some convincing if he is to stay on and sign a new contract at Tottenham
Eric Dier is well liked by Jose Mourinho before and could be someone he turns to now
Harry Winks, who has become a regular in the Tottenham midfield, arrives at training
Left back Danny Rose arrives at training fresh from the news of Mourinho’s appointment
An official meeting between the new boss and his players was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. Mourinho met all of the club’s key personnel between morning and lunchtime.
To prepare for Wednesday’s meeting with the players, and also to avoid photographers catching him arriving, Mourinho stayed overnight at the training ground.
It also there where he agreed a three-and-a-half year deal at Tottenham.
Mourinho stayed overnight at Tottenham’s training ground after agreeing his contract
Christian Eriksen was one of the first to arrive at the training ground on Wednesday.
He is one of the players whose future is uncertain with a new contract yet to agreed. Mourinho wants to try and convince Eriksen to stay at Tottenham.
Eriksen will be able to sign a pre-contract deal with an overseas club in six weeks.
Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld is driven to training on Wednesday afternoon
Spurs have already tried to change his mind but he seems determined to leave and he will have to recapture his best form although Mourinho will be happy to cut him loose if he doesn’t work hard.
Eric Dier was another player to arrive at the training ground ahead of meeting Mourinho. Dier has become something of a forgotten man at Tottenham having struggled to play regularly this season.
But that could well change with Mourinho, who once tried to sign him for Manchester United, ready to give him time to show he still has a future at the club.