Jose Mourinho has been appointed as Tottenham’s new manager, signing a three and a half year deal as Mauricio Pochettino’s replacement.
Former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Mourinho has signed a contract until the end of the 2022-23 season, having been out of work since his dismissal at Old Trafford last December.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, announcing Mourinho’s arrival, 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.”
Mourinho, who is thought to have signed a deal worth around £20m a season, 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.
“Mauricio and his coaching staff will always be part of our history. I have the utmost admiration for the manner in which he dealt with the difficult times away from a home ground whilst we built the new stadium and for the warmth and positivity he brought to us.
“I should like to thank him and his coaching staff for all they have contributed. They will always be welcome here.
“We have a talented squad. We need to re-energise and look to deliver a positive season for our supporters.”
A Spurs statement read: “Jose is one of the world’s most accomplished managers having won 25 senior trophies.
“He is renowned for his tactical prowess and has managed FC Porto, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United.
“He has won a domestic title in a record four different countries (Portugal, England, Italy and Spain) and is one of only three managers to have won the UEFA Champions League twice with two clubs, FC Porto in 2004 and Inter Milan in 2010.
“He is also a three-time Premier League Champion with Chelsea (2005, 2006, 2015).”