It’s great for the Premier League to welcome back Mourinho: Petr Cech

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Former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has sent a message to Jose Mourinho after being appointed the new Tottenham Hotspur manager. 

Mourinho was highly successful in his stint at Chelsea winning three Premier League titles across two spells at Stamford Bridge.

The former Real Madrid boss then managed Manchester United between 2016 and 2018, before he was replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after a poor run of form.

The 56-year-old has now been handed another opportunity in the Premier League by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, and he has received an outpour of support.

“He’s a great manager,” said Petr Cech when asked about Mourinho. “Obviously it’s great for the Premier League to welcome back one of the most successful managers in the Premier League in the past 15 years.

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Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has also wished his former boss good luck, despite them being direct rivals with his new club.

He told Sky Sports: “I can talk only when Jose was here at Chelsea with us. We won trophies, and now football moves on.

“I wish him all the best even though he goes to a rival. I have good memories with him and I have played many times under him and against him.

“Obviously when we play against each other we both want to win for our teams, but this is football. I wish him well.”

Mourinho mentioned the history and fanbase as reasons for joining Spurs, with his first game coming against West Ham on Saturday.

He added: “Passion for my job, but also passion for my club, that’s the way I have been all my career and I want to try, obviously, everything to bring happiness to everyone who loves the club.”

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