Jose Mourinho has been named Tottenham head coach until the end of the 2023 season.
The former Manchester United and Chelsea boss replaces Mauricio Pochettino, who was sacked on Tuesday.
Negotiations between Spurs and Mourinho – who had been out of work since leaving Old Trafford in December – intensified over the last few days and concluded in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
BREAKING: Jose Mourinho has been appointed as the new Tottenham head coach until the end of the 2023 season.
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Chairman Daniel Levy said he was “reluctant” to sack Pochettino, but explained the decision had to be made in the “club’s best interests”.
“In Jose we have one of the most successful managers in football,” Levy said on Wednesday.
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“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.”
Pochettino left Tottenham with the club 14th in the Premier League and having won just five matches all season.