Tottenham Hotspur has unveiled Jose Mourinho as its new manager on Wednesday, following the sacking of Mauricio Pochetino, with the club languishing 14th in the English premiership.
The Portuguese manager had stints with Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester united. He signed a contract until the end of 2022/23 season, the north London club said in a statement.
Pochettino 47 after arriving from Southampton in 2014 had transformed spurs fortunes, though he didn’t win a trophy, he took the club to champions league final for the first time in their history just six months ago.
The Argentine was sacked on Tuesday, as the club struggles in the league with just three wins out of their 12 opening games.
The North London club was knocked out of the league cup by fourth-tier Colchester united and suffered an embarrassing 7-2 defeat at home to Bayern Munich in the champions league.
Excited Mourinho on “quality”
“I am excited to be joining a club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters,” said Mourinho, who has won domestic league titles in four different countries — Portugal, England, Italy and Spain.
“The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me.”
Spurs 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.”
Mourinho who has won the Champions League with Porto and Inter Milan has also won the English Premier League three times with Chelsea, he returned to England in 2016 to manage Manchester United.
Mourinho who nicknamed himself the special one was sacked by Machester United last December after a poor run of results and have been out of a job, working mostly as tv pundit.
His first match in charge will be the London derby away to West Ham on Saturday.