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Jose Mourinho has put pen to paper on a deal with talkSPORT just under two weeks since he was sacked by Tottenham.
Spurs parted company with Mourinho a mere six days before their long-awaited Carabao Cup final against Man City at Wembley, with Daniel Levy making the decision amid a miserable run of one win in six matches.
Firing the Portuguese and appointing Ryan Mason as interim boss failed to inspire them to victory, nevertheless, as Aymeric Laporte’s late header handed City a 1-0 win in the showpiece.
Many believe Mourinho’s dismissal in north London marks the end of his iconic spell in the Premier League, which also included stints with Chelsea and Manchester United.
However, he will at least be a regular fixture on English radio this summer after becoming talkSPORT’s high-profile signing ahead of the delayed Euro 2020 tournament.
The station teased his unveiling on Thursday by uploading a cryptic video of a grey-haired man holding up a talkSPORT shirt and writing the caption: “We’ve got something ‘special’ for you.”
And it has since been confirmed that Mourinho will be joining them for their extensive coverage of the European Championships, which get underway in June.
“talkSPORT is the fan’s station and I can’t wait to join in,” he said.
“The Euros will be a fantastic tournament and talkSPORT will capture all the excitement for fans. In my discussions with the team, I can feel their excitement for the Euros. I am thrilled to be part of it.”
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It is not his only venture since leaving Spurs, though, as Mourinho has also joined The Sun as an expert columnist for Euro 2020.
His tenure at Spurs was one of the least successful of his career, having failed to get his hands on silverware during his 17-month spell at the club.
Yet, star striker Harry Kane was devastated to see him go, saying at the London Football Awards: “He is a fantastic manager. He has managed the biggest players at the biggest clubs in the world. He came in with a real understanding of what he wanted.
“We had good conversations early on and that continued. I have always liked to drop deep, but the biggest change was to ensure people were running in behind if I was dropping deep.
“We just had a good relationship. I feel like my game has been evolving over the last three or four years anyway and it was just a good match-up. It was a shame that we could not go on and do better things or win any trophies, but I will take the experience I had with him for the rest of my career.”
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