Mourinho is back in the Premier League with the north Londoners after nearly a year away, after they parted ways with Mauricio Pochettino after over five years in charge on Tuesday evening.
Maybe I get the opportunity to apologise for not answering 500 (phone calls) of them that I couldn't answer.
"I would love to stay many years", he said.
"All of them were special". The first one was from [United managing director] Richard Arnold.
West Ham Delete Jose Mourinho Video After Backlash
As such, both sides are no doubt set to enter the matchup desperate to secure a morale-boosting victory. West Ham , meanwhile, are winless in six, and they now occupy 16th place.
Mourinho's relationship with Woodward appeared to be strained at times over a disagreement on transfer targets, but he is not expecting that to be an issue with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.
Falling out with players and the club leadership - even the media at times - were clearly among the mistakes at Real Madrid, Chelsea, and United.
This development has angered Lille boss Christophe Galtier saying sarcastically: "It was very class how they did this..."
Azpilicueta played under Mourinho for just over two years at Chelsea during the manager's second spell at Stamford Bridge, and was part of Mourinho's title winning team in 2014/15. It was one of the most important reasons I accepted.
Tweeting before Mourinho's appointment on Wednesday morning, former Spurs striker Lineker had his say on the north London club's decision to sack Pochettino.
14th-placed Tottenham are only three points behind fifth-placed Sheffield United though, and a victory against West Ham United at the London Stadium on Saturday would see them move many places up the table.