Mourinho at his best: 'Special one's hilarious responses in first interview as Tottenham manager

Mourinho at his best: 'Special one's hilarious responses in first interview as Tottenham manager

Jose Mourinho appeared for the very first time as Tottenham manager on Thursday afternoon, a day after he officially replaced Mauricio Pochettino. 

The Portuguese was at his usual self during the almost-hour long interview, where he highlighted a number of key issues including new players and Tottenham's chances of winning the title this season. 

He also paid a classy tribute to outgoing manager Mauricio Pochettino, praising the work he has done over the years. 

One thing, however, stood out through the interview; his hilarious responses and comments. 

1. Why he was not happy during the interview

Well, he smiled when the cameras went on and it was evident he was enjoying the moment but revealed why he was not doing it as it should be done. 

"I'm not smiling as much today because I have a game in two days and not a long time to work (sic) but deep inside I'm really happy,"

2. Making the same mistakes again

His managerial career has seen him move from Portugal to England, Italy Spain and back to England again, and in that period, he admits to have made lots of mistakes. 

How is he going to ensure he doesn't commit similar mistakes?

"The last 11 months have been used to prepare, I've had time to think about many things and during my career I made mistakes, I am not going to make the same mistakes, I am going to make new ones,"

3. Did losing the Champions League final affect Spurs?

"I don't know because I never lost a Champions League final."

In all fairness, Mourinho has not lost a Champions League final, won the title with FC Porto and later repeated it with Inter Milan. 

4. Is he still attached to Chelsea

The Blues are considered his 'love' due to a special attachment that dates back to when he won them their first Premier League title in 50 years. 

He came back the second time and won the title again. 

"I am whatever club I am at. I wear the pyjamas of the club and sleep in them. I am a club man, but I am a many club man."

5. You've said in the past that you'll never coach Spurs

Four years ago while at Chelsea, Mourinho said he would never coach Tottenham because of his love for Chelsea. What changed?

"That's before I was sacked"