Jose Mourinho has already began crafting his backroom staff at Tottenham, with the club confirming that Lille’s assistant manager
We can now confirm the appointments of Joao Sacramento, Carlos Lalin, Nuno Santos, Ricardo Formosinho and Giovanni Cerra as part of Jose Mourinho’s coaching staff.#THFC ⚪️ #COYS
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 20, 2019
A statement on the club’s official website read: “
“Joao joins as Assistant Head Coach from Ligue 1 side Lille, where he worked in a similar role and has also held the same position at Monaco. Nuno also joins from Lille as our new Goalkeeper Coach, having enjoyed a playing career in Portugal and Major League Soccer.
“Carlos will take up the position of Fitness Coach, having previously worked with Jose at Chelsea, Manchester United and Real Madrid, while Ricardo and Giovanni will take up roles as Tactical Analyst and Technical Analyst respectively.
Faria and Silvino Louro were two of Mourinho’s most trusted allies during his career, having sat alongside the 56-year-old in the dugout during his spells at Chelsea, Inter, Real Madrid and United as assistant coaches.
In what has been a whirlwind 24 hours at the club, hiring the new manager and his backroom team quickly will have been crucial in order for the new boss to turn the tide at a club who have been in dire form this season. Earning just 14 points from 12 games and languishing in 14th place in the Premier League table, Mourinho’s first match in the dugout will be away at West Ham on Saturday.