Ladies and gentleman, we got him..

Those are most definitely not the words that Tottenham will use when they unveil Jose Mourinho as their new head coach, but you get the feeling that Daniel Levy has something equally as spectacular up his sleeve when it comes to presentation time.

With the 'Special One' in and Mauricio Pochettino now in the rear view mirror, the memories of Spurs' Champions League final appearance less than six months ago seem a million, million miles away. 

So what better way to forget about that experience altogether, than by looking at what ​Tottenham have to look forward to under the guidance of Mourinho. Controversial team selections, tantrums and a revival in fortunes are all possible, but first stop is a trip to London rivals West Ham at the London Stadium.

To mark the occasion, we've had a quiet word and got an early insight into Jose's first team selection..

Goalkeeper & Defenders

Toby Alderweireld

Paulo Gazzaniga (GK) - Not much choice for Jose here after Hugo Lloris' rather unfortunate folding of the elbow incident at Brighton a few weeks back. Gazzaniga's a pretty decent goalkeeper in his own right, which Mourinho is used to having in his sides.

Toby Alderweireld (RB) - After chasing him for months and months and months.....and months, Mourinho finally has the chance to work with a centre-back he clearly regards as one of the best in the business. So, inevitably, Jose could opt to shunt him out to the right hand side - because that's just what Jose does.

Davinson Sanchez (CB) - Building towards the future is a philosophy that even Jose can embrace, and that's exactly what Davinson Sanchez represents. He's got a mistake or two in him as well, which will no doubt remind Mourinho of the time he had Chris Smalling under his wing at ​Manchester United. Perfect.

Jan Vertonghen (CB) - Next to Sanchez is a player whose future at the club is up in the air, given his contract is up next summer. But if there's one thing Mourinho likes, it's a challenge - and reinvigorating the career of Vertonghen could be a match made in heaven as he gets to grips with life in north London.

Juan Foyth (LB) - If you're going to play in a Mourinho side, you'd better get used to playing out of position. Left back was often an issue during the Special One's last appointment at Old Trafford, so what better way to start life off at your new club than by ruining both full back positions? Forget Danny Rose or Ben Davies, have you ever played there, Juan? Great, off you go.


Pre-Season Friendly"Real Madrid v Tottenham Hotspur FC"

Eric Dier (CM) - Verve, vigour, bite, aggression, steely determination and the will to win - all attributes that you'd want from an energetic central midfielder, particularly if you harbour aspirations of playing regular Champions League football. So with that in mind, let's lay the foundation in the heart of midfield - by picking Eric Dier.

Victor Wanyama (CM) - The second piece of the midfield jigsaw needs to have a similar outlook on life in midfield. They also need to be tall, strong, capable in the air and more than willing to slip in a naughty little tackle here or there. Excellent, in you come Mr Wanyama.

Oliver Skipp (CM) - We've spoken about developing youth already, and you bet we're going to talk about it again. Midfield generals are hard to come by, but they are the cornerstone of any great Premier League side. Fernandinho, Mark Noble and Scott McTominay are three examples of some of the very best in the business - and in young Oliver Skipp, Mourinho has got the next in line.



Moussa Sissoko (RW) - You might remember that Manchester United had a bit of a problem out on the right wing. Well, guess what? Turns out Tottenham do as well! Yes, Lucas Moura is on the books but he's hardly a first team regular, leaving Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela and Dele Alli to often pick up the slack and drift out wide. But why play those three, when Moussa Sissoko is capable of charging up and down the flank? Silly boy, Poch.

Harry Kane (ST)​ - Mourinho may like to mix things up in others areas of the field, but there's no doubting that ​Kane will continue to be the main man. So much so, in fact, that he's unlikely to ever have another game off - just ask Romelu Lukaku how the workload works. Usually, the goals flow from Mourinho's striking position, so surely it's a win-win?

Son Heung-min (LW) - Every Mourinho team has a real grafter, willing to give their all and run themselves relentlessly into the ground. The good news for Spurs is that they've got their ready-made Willian clone in the form of ​Son Heung-min - who, like Kane, will play each and every game, will run himself silly and more often than not, deliver the goods. Hooray.



Now this is where you really want your quality and depth. Players on the bench who can come on and change the game. Fortunately, there's not a bad spread for Spurs. Michel Vorm will play second fiddle to Gazzaniga, while Kyle Walker-Peters and Danny Rose will be capable replacements at full-back.

​In midfield, Tanguy Ndombele, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli will provide some additional stability and quality, joining back-up (striker?) Lucas Moura on the back row. Some big names don't even make the cut, but that's Mourinho for you...