Tottenham made a bold decision in sacking Pochettino on Tuesday evening, bringing in Mourinho to take his place.
The charismatic Portuguese coach now joins a club in desperate need of a lift having endured a difficult start to the campaign.
They sit 14 th in the Premier League, already 20 points adrift of league leaders Liverpool.
Eight games remain until the January transfer window opens, giving Mourinho time to work closely with his squad before deciding on what he believes he needs.
But according to Spanish newspaperAS, Mourinho has already pinpointed former Spurs man Bale as his number one target.
Mourinho ma de no secret of his desire to sign Bale whileManchester Unitedmanager.
Ahead of the 2017 UEFA Super Cup between Real Madrid and United , Mourinho openly spoke about his plans to move for the Wales international.
Jose Mourinho wants Gareth Bale to be his first signing at Tottenham(Image: GETTY)
Jose Mourinho tried to sign Gareth Bale while at Manchester United(Image: GETTY)
And it was reported after the match t hat Mourinho had sought out Bale, telling him: “I can’t buy you because you don’t speak.”
No deal materialized as Real opted to hold on to the winger, but his time at the Bernabeu has been wrought with issues.
Zinedine Zidane admitted this summer that he was looking to offload Bale, only for Florentino Perez to block a transfer to
And just this week, Bale stirred up controversy back in Madrid after celebrating Wales’ qualification to the 2020 European Championships by posing with a flag which read: “Wales. Golf. Madrid … in that order “.
Gareth Bale has been long linked with a move away from Real Madrid(Image: GETTY)
Mourinho is now hoping he can convince Daniel Levy to splash the cash in January .
But Bale’s agent – Jonathan Barnett – has told AS that a transfer in winter won’t happen.
Although he went on to hint a move would be potentially on the cards after the season.