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The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust have expressed concerns over the appointment of Jose Mourinho.

Daniel Levy moved quickly to appoint Mourinho at around 6.30am after sacking Mauricio Pochettino last night.

The move comes after a dire start to the season for Tottenham and with them sitting 14th in the Premier League.

Pochettino was sacked following a run of five games without a Premier League win ahead of this week’s London derby with West Ham.

But the supporter group is concerned with the change and has asked for clarity from the club.

“There are obviously concerns about how Jose and our Club’s Executive Board will work together, and we are sure all fans would appreciate greater clarity on how the Club sees this relationship operating in practice,” a statement read.

“The questions around transfer policy, wages and accountability raised in our earlier statement on Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking still apply and we encourage the Club to communicate their plans thoroughly and transparently with their fan base.

“The Club must ensure it does not find itself in the same position in two or three years’ time, and we need to hear from the Executive Board what the long-term thinking behind this appointment is, and how it sees its role.

“As a supporters organisation, we hope for a successful future that respects the unique Tottenham Hotspur identity and the traditions Spurs fans cherish so dearly.”

Mourinho takes over after being sacked by Manchester United last December and explained why he was excited about taking the job.

He said: “I am excited to be joining a club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters.

“The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me.”

Levy said: “In Jose we have one of the most successful managers in football.

“He has a wealth of experience, can inspire teams and is a great tactician. He has won honours at every club he has coached.

“We believe he will bring energy and belief to the dressing room.”

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