Mourinho facing tough start at Spurs with Chelsea and Man Utd in first month

first_imgTottenham appoint Jose Mourinho as new manager less than 24 hours after sacking Mauricio Pochettino JOSE MOURINHO faces a tough start to life at Tottenham – as he prepares to go toe-to-toe with BOTH of his old Premier League clubs, Chelsea and Manchester United, in his first month.The Special One, 56, was named Tottenham boss this morning – just hours after Mauricio Pochettino was given the boot.1 Mourinho faces a tricky first month at Spurs after replacing PochettinoCredit: EPAAnd after games with West Ham, Olympiakos and Bournemouth this month, things really heat up in December.Mourinho will face reunions with Man Utd and Chelsea – as well as a tricky Champions League tie in Germany.The Portuguese chief – out of work since last Decemeber, when he was sacked by United – will kick off his time in North London on Saturday with a trip to West Ham.The games come thick and fast too, with his first home game coming on Tuesday November 26 – the Champions League clash with Olympiakos.Four days later and Mourinho will take charge of his first Premier League home game at Tottenham, taking on Bournemouth.Mourinho’s first ten games at SpursNov 23 – West Ham (A)Nov 26 – Olympiakos (H)Nov 30 – Bournemouth (H)Dec 4 – Man Utd (A)Dec 7 – Burnley (H)Dec 11 – Bayern Munich (A)Dec 15 – Wolves (A)Dec 22 – Chelsea (H)Dec 26 – Brighton (H)Dec 28 – Norwich (A)But his mettle will truly be tested in the run-up to Christmas, as Mourinho returns to Old Trafford on Wednesday December 4 to take on United.A home game against Burnley follows (Dec 7), before a trip to Germany to take on Bayern Munich in the Champions League (Dec 11).Following another away-day at Wolves on December 15, Mourinho will then host another old club, Chelsea, whom he has managed twice during his career.Mourinho brings his 2019 to a close with a home game against Brighton on Boxing Day and a visit to Norwich on December 28.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Man City vs Chelsea, Rangers and Man Utd scores this coming weekend and win £100MORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearAll in all, the new Spurs boss will oversee TEN matches in little over a month.Other key fixtures for Mourinho including Liverpool (H, Jan 11), Manchester City (H, Feb 1), Chelsea (A, Feb 22) and Man Utd (H, Mar 14).Mourinho’s first taste of a North London derby will be on April 25 – with Spurs hosting Arsenal.last_img