Jose Mourinho has revealed that Manchester United chief Ed Woodward was among the people who sent him congratulatory messages following his appointment as Tottenham Hotspur's new manager. 

Spurs sacked their manager of nearly six years, Mauricio Pochettino, and named Mourinho his replacement Wednesday. 

The former Real Madrid, Chelsea and Inter Milan boss was without a job since Man Utd fired him last December. He had won the Europa League and EFL Cup at the Threatre of Dreams before the situation turned unbearable for both. 

Even though things didn't work out between Mourinho and Man Utd officials, the former has revealed that he received a supportive message from Woodward.

"I received messages from everybody, everywhere [from my former clubs]. Maybe I get the opportunity to apologize for not answering 500 of them that I couldn’t answer. I have 700 but only had time to answer 200," Mourinho told Sky Sports.

"But it was curious to see, from my last club, so many people showing me that respect, empathy and feeling. It was nice. All of them were special. The first one was from [United managing director] Richard Arnold. The third, fourth or fifth was Ed Woodward. And they were my bosses," added Mourinho.

Box office: Jose Mourinho will take charge of Tottenham for the first time at West Ham on Saturday Box office: Jose Mourinho will take charge of Tottenham for the first time at West Ham on Saturday Photo: AFP / Tiziana FABI

Mourinho also mentioned that he is certain about developing a strong relationship with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.

"Yes, I think we will get on well. He explained to me the vision for the club and I embraced that. It was one of the most important reasons I accepted. So when I did that, it’s a very good start," the 56-year-old said.

Mourinho’s Tottenham stint will go underway on Saturday when his club faces London rivals West Ham. Spurs are currently placed 14th on the points table and with the arrival of the "Special One", the Noth London club will hope to improve their performance in the league.