Details have emerged of the first opening message Jose Mourinho gave to his players at his new club, Tottenham.
The 56-year-old former Man U, Inter Milan and Real Madrid manager was appointed on Wednesday on a deal until the end of the 2022-23 season and will face West Ham on Saturday with the club slumped 14th in the Premier League.
Mourinho who has held two training sessions since his appointment on Wednesday, is said to have spoken to leading players such as Hugo Lloris, striker Harry Kane, Toby Alderweireld, Harry Winks, Eric Dier and Dele Alli and it is believed this was another motivational tactic that can rub off on the rest of the squad.
According to Portuguese media outlet, Record, Jose Mourinho told his players;
"I would be your father, friend, girlfriend, whatever you want."
He also allegedly was quick to stress that the players are far better than their current league form suggests, with Spurs languishing in 14th position with just three wins from their opening 12 games of the Premier League season.