Appearing in front of the media for the first time at Tottenham's Enfield training base, the Portuguese said: "I do it with a bit of sadness, but I have to speak about Mauricio". He had two spells with Chelsea where he led a major revolution propelling the Blues to win back-to-back Premier League titles in his first stint before parting ways with the club on 20 September 2007 "by mutual consent".
"I have the utmost admiration for the manner in which he dealt with the hard times away from a home ground whilst we built the new stadium and for the warmth and positivity he brought to us".
The 56 year old been out of work since being fired by Manchester United in December 2018.
"When that happens, you need to find a change and yes, they have probably reached that plateau as a team and it was not beneficial for both sides so they have parted ways, but I regret that they have taken this decision".
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The Hammers have been on a awful run of results in the league, losing four of their six games and drawing the other two.
Spurs, who now sit 14th in the league, are the third Premier League club that Mourinho will manage.
"I can't thank this man enough", Alli tweeted alongside a picture of Pochettino with the England worldwide. During my career I have made mistakes.
"Around five months ago we played each other in the Champions League final and now he's on holiday, I hope he can enjoy it".
Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso, and Ryan Sessegnon have started just eight of a possible 36 Premier League matches together.
"The style of play has to be always adapted, not just to the club culture but to the playing squad".