Jose Mourinho has questioned Tottenham's decision to sack Nuno Espirito Santo and appoint Antonio Conte earlier this week, insisting that his fellow Portuguese coach should have been given more time in charge.
Spurs let the former Wolves boss leave on Monday following an abysmal run of results that saw the club win just five of their last seven league games, and lost 3-0 to Manchester United over the weekend.
Mourinho, who was let go by Tottenham last season after a bad string of games, has questioned the north London club's decision to sack Nuno after just 10 games.
When asked if Conte would make Spurs stronger, Mourinho said: “He is a good coach, but Nuno Espirito Santo is also a very good coach who had done well for four or five years at Wolverhampton. I can't say that Tottenham have a good coach now, they had one before. They have it now and they already had it.”
Nuno led the club to three straight Premier League wins at the start of the season, but things quickly went south at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Conte has a massive ahead of him as he tries to bring Spurs' campaign back on track. In a statement on the club's official website, Conte said: "I am extremely happy to return to coaching, and to do so at a Premier League club that has the ambition to be a protagonist again. Tottenham Hotspur has state-of-the-art facilities and one of the best stadiums in the world.
"I can't wait to start working to convey to the team and the fans the passion, mentality and determination that have always distinguished me, as a player and as a coach."