Tottenham Hotspur has appointed Jose Mourinho as their new head coach after sacking Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday night.
Pochettino’s five-and-a-half reign at Spurs was ended just six months after guiding the club to the Champions League final after a poor start to the new campaign and rumours of a divided and unhappy changing room.
Tottenham become the Portuguese’ third English club, having managed Chelsea twice and Manchester United, and has signed a contract until the end of the 2022-23 season.
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 56-year-old left Old Trafford, his last job, in December 2018, having won the Europa League and Carabao Cup, but failed to return the club to champions of England.
Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy said: “In Jose we have one of the most successful managers in football.”
Spurs fans will hope Mourinho can inspire his new stable of underperforming stars to finally turn potential into trophies.
His first match in charge will be the London derby away to West Ham on Saturday and they are due to play Manchester United at Old Trafford on December 4.