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Live Reporting

By Ben Collins and Saj Chowdhury

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    The Spur-cial One is here.

    Stay with BBC Football throughout the season to follow the ups and downs in this latest chapter of Mourinho's management career.

    Thanks for reading.

  2. Far more exciting than election night: Spurs poll results

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    Closer than I thought.

    We shall see in May.

  3. Similar... but there could changes?!

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Quote Message: Very similar, that's what I keep saying. I will try to add some details and sometimes they can make the difference. Progressively we'll arrive to a fingerprint but the style of play should always be adapted - not to the club but to the players' qualities.

    So it will be similar, but it might change...

    Could we eventually see less cavalier football from the boys in white?

    #bbcfootball

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    Mariam: A positive press conference, and I genuinely believe Mourinho will do well at Tottenham.. but I’m a Man United fan and he’ll probably be the one that got away

  5. Unofficial poll: Will Spurs finish in the top four this season?

    Thumbs up or thumbs down.

    You have until 16:05 GMT

    I'll make sure the results are snipped and then brought out at the end of the season *wink*

  6. Here's a signed-up member of the Mourinho fanclub

    Newcastle United

    Newcastle manager Steve Bruce: "I’m delighted that Jose’s back because when he walked into the Premier League all them years ago he was a breath of fresh air wasn’t he - he was something different.

    "When you look at his records, what he’s done, the achievements he’s got... I seen it yesterday the trophies he’s won, everywhere he’s been he’s won a league.

    "He’s quite remarkable in what he’s done, he’s up there with as good as you're ever gonna get. The disappointment of course is that Pochettino’s gone and if can get the sack then all of us are goosed as far as I’m concerned."

  7. 'If you don't share my principles then we have a problem'

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Quote Message: I read something about Kobe Bryant, a serial winner and a top professional. He says 'people say I'm difficult but I'm only difficult for the ones who don't share my principles'. With me everything's about the team, it's about the group, professionalism, respect for each other, the club and the fans. If there's someone who doesn't share these principles then we have a problem because this is the way I think football should be.

    We're all aware that not all players buy into Mourinho's style of management. With reports of squad unrest this season could his leadership cause problems?

    #bbcfootball

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    Scott: Never thought I’d say this but the more Mourinho talks the more I’m liking him as our manager, that press conference just gave me more confidence that he’ll be the one to push a step further

  9. A more self-aware Mourinho?

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Quote Message: Don't ask me what the mistakes are but I realised I made mistakes and I'm not going to make the same mistakes. I'll make new mistakes but not the same.

    When it was announced Mourinho would become the new Spurs boss, fans weren't jumping up and down on social media (figuratively speaking) about the news.

    But are Tottenham fans now warming to him, following statements like the one above?

    #bbcfootball

  10. Mourinho says he doesn't need players, but do Spurs?

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Quote Message: The best gift for me. I don't need players. I am happy with the ones I have. I just need more time with them.

    In a roundabout way, is he saying he won't have cash to spend in January? So no new playmaker? No additions to the defensive unit?

  11. Analysis of Mourinho's first news conference

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Right. Saj here. We don't want to over-analyse what Mourinho said, but some of what he said is worth getting taking a slightly deeper look at.

    Quote Message: I am not here to make dramatic changes and create confusion in their brains. I am going to be very careful.

    So does this mean there won't be any great shake-up of the starting XI?

    What do you lot think? Use #bbcfootball

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    SMS Message: I'm really struggling to convince my friends that as a Spurs fan I now think Mourinho's the best manager in the world after slating him for the last couple of years. Any ideas? from Emil, Stroud
    Emil, Stroud
    SMS Message: Why are all the Spurs fans moaning. This is the most successful manager we've ever employed by a country mile. An absolute country mile. Give the guy a chance before slating him. And for all the Poch lovers, he got us from 4-5th regulars to 3rd-4th and with a much better team at his fingertips. He's no superhero for me but I will be eternally grateful for his work at our club. from Jonn, Kenilworth
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  13. Mourinho - I won't repeat past mistakes at Tottenham

    There's now a story live on Jose Mourinho's first news conference as Tottenham manager.

    The former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss said he will not make the same mistakes at Spurs that he did in previous managerial roles.

    The Portuguese replaced Mauricio Pochettino on Wednesday, ending an 11-month spell out of management following his sacking by Manchester United.

  14. Post update

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Jose Mourinho: "When I don't win I cannot be happy and I cannot change that. That is my DNA. I hope I can influence my players, because if you are happy losing football matches it is very hard to be a winner.

    "Sometimes you have to work with people you don't love and work well. I have principles that I cannot change and one of those is that I don't think I can change."

  15. 'If you don't share my principles then we have a problem'

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Jose Mourinho: "I read something about Kobe Bryant, a serial winner and a top professional. He says 'people say I'm difficult but I'm only difficult for the ones who don't share my principles'. With me everything's about the team, it's about the group, professionalism, respect for each other, the club and the fans.

    "I cannot run away from this. If there's someone who doesn't share these principles then we have a problem because this is the way I think football should be. To be a big player they have to make others better."

  16. Post update

    Tottenham Hotspur

    On whether Pochettino and Spurs struggled to recover from losing the Champions League final: "I don't know because I've never lost a Champions League final but I can imagine it's not easy. You reach one of the biggest moments you can achieve and you cannot do it.

    "But Liverpool. One year they lost the Premier League by one point and the Champions League. Then the following season they're very strong in the Premier League and the season after they lost the Champions League final they won it."

    On what the team's playing style will be: "Very similar, that's what I keep saying. I will try to add some details and sometimes they can make the difference. Progressively we'll arrive to a fingerprint but the style of play should always be adapted - not to the club but to the players' qualities."

  17. 'The Real Madrid president loves me'

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho on whether he had any contact with former club Real Madrid during his time out of management: "If you want to call my friends at Real Madrid, I have some many friends there. The first is the president, he loves me and I love him. I am very proud to leave behind those human relationships.

    "Yesterday I got 50 text messages from people from Manchester United, from people all over the club. That is the most important thing after the medals and trophies."

  18. 'I am a man of many clubs'

    Tottenham Hotspur

    On Tottenham fans being disappointed at his appointment having been seen as 'Mr Chelsea': "They have to see me as Mr Porto, Mr Inter Milan and Mr Real Madrid. I am a club man, but a man of many clubs. I want to have this adventure, go through many countries, going through the Grand Slam of England, Spain and Italy.

    "England is the football country which is the best, the most enjoyable. It is normal that managers change clubs. I would not be surprised if Mauricio Pochettino is a manager somewhere else in the Premier League. That is modernity.

    "But, when I come up against one of my old clubs, I only have one club. I am not Manchester United, or Chelsea, or Real Madrid. I am all of them. At each, I give everything. And that is what I will do here."

  19. 'We have to go together'

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho: "I understand people will look at me, like when a top player goes to a club people focus on him and his success. But I think it's a club vision, a club objective. It's about us.

    "[I've had] two decades of big clubs, big challenges and big expectations. I am guilt of it because I create so many expectations, or I went to a club that grew in such a direction that they were waiting for better days,. We have to go together and think of the good things we can do."

  20. 'Nobody wants Tottenham to win more than me'

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho on his previous comment as Chelsea manager that he would never go to Spurs: "That was before I was sacked! This is modern football. When my father played, the same players played for the same club for 15-20 years. In society now everything is fast, even relationships are fast, players get tired of each other, of the manager.

    "I went to Manchester United with a free mind and a free heart, I loved the fans, the people who worked in the club, and now it is about Spurs and there is no bigger fan than me in the world. Nobody wants Tottenham to win more than me.

    "We cannot win the Premier League this season, but we can win it next season. Not will, but can."