Former Chelsea and Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho has been appointed as new Tottenham manager, succeeding Mauricio Pochettino who was sacked on Tuesday.
The Portuguese coach has signed a contract with Tottenham Hotspur that runs until the end of the 2022/23 season.
Speaking in a statement after his appointment, Mourinho said:
“I am excited to be joining a Club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters.
“The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me.”
The club’s chairman Daniel Levy said: “In Jose, we have one of the most successful managers in football.
“He has a wealth of experience, can inspire teams and is a great tactician. He has won honours at every club he has coached. We believe he will bring energy and belief to the dressing room.”
Mauricio Pochettino was sacked on Tuesday after the club’s miserable start to the 2019/20 season, which sees them currently 14th in the Premier League table, without a win in five matches and they last won away in the league back in January.
The Argentinian coach enjoyed many highs at the club, including last season’s run to the Champions League final which he lost to Liverpool in Madrid.
Pochettino failed to land a major trophy and after his relationship deteriorated with both Levy and the players, the decision was made to sack him.
Meanwhile, Mourinho has won 25 major trophies in his career, including titles in Portugal, England, Italy, and Spain.
He still lives in London and won three Premier League titles and one FA Cup in two spells at Chelsea, while he won the Europa League and Carabao Cup with Manchester United.
The Portuguese has also previously managed Portuguese side Porto – where he won the Champions League – Italian club Inter Milan, with whom he claimed a league, cup and Champions League Treble, and Spanish team Real Madrid, who he led to the La Liga title.
Mourinho has been out of work since being sacked as Manchester United manager in December 2018.