Manchester United fans react to Jose Mourinho becoming new Tottenham Hotspur manager

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United supporters have reacted with a sense of excitement at the news that Jose Mourinho will be the next manager of Tottenham Hotspur.

The 56-year-old replaces Mauricio Pochettino, who leaves the club after five years, and will come to Old Trafford on December 4.

In truly poetic fashion, that game comes almost exactly 12 months after Mourinho was relieved from his position at United.

United supporters took to social media to show their excitement for what promises to be truly box office content.

What this appointment – and the reaction to it – shows more than anything is our need for storylines, for a narrative that we can all get behind.

And Mourinho, 12 months after being sacked by United, coming back to the Theatre of Dreams to face United? That, right there, is optimal box office stuff. It really is.

You got the sense that he was waiting for something in the Premier League, and in Spurs he has a fresh group that he can, in no uncertain terms, kick up the proverbial rear end.

Imagine day one. Dele Alli and Son Heung-min doing funny handshakes, Harry Kane just sitting there drooling, Jan Vertonghen putting Christian Eriksen in a headlock. And in comes Jose, scowling. Just scowling at every single one of them.

Honestly, I cannot wait.

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