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It’s no longer news that former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been appointed manager of rivals Tottenham Hotspur. The 56-year-old Portuguese was confirmed as Tottenham manager on Wednesday after the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino.
Mourinho has moved quickly to arrange his backroom team at Tottenham, and he took Lille’s goalkeeping coach Nuno Santos and also Joao Sacramento from the French club.
Lille boss Christophe Galtier has taken a swipe at “classy” Mourinho for taking two of his coaches to become part of his team, admitting that the Portuguese didn’t go about it the right way.
“Everyone has their own way of doing things. It’s very classy, anyway, very classy to act like that,” Galtier said ironically ahead of Lille’s Ligue 1 clash with Paris Saint-Germain on Friday.
“I was angry; the timing isn’t good. There are ways to do things. Regardless, what matters is that I agree with the decision of the president [Gerard Lopez].
“I have also been in a deputy role. They were asked, they believe in this project, they want to go. That’s football today.
“My president and Luis Campos could not do anything to keep two people who couldn’t stay in this project. We’re not in the world of the Care Bears.
“I learned it by phone from my president on Tuesday night. He told me about the situation. I didn’t see anything coming. We were preparing normally for the match in Paris.