A day after sacking Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham Hotspur have named Jose Mourinho as their new manager.
Mourinho takes charge after Pochettino’s five-year reign came to an end on Tuesday evening. The Portuguese has earlier coached Manchester United and Chelsea in the Premier League.
“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jose Mourinho as Head Coach on a contract that runs until the end of the 2022/23 season,” Tottenham said in a statement on their website. “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.”
On his appointment, the 56-year-old 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.”
Mourinho has an illustrious managerial career having won a bucket-load of trophies. 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 winner with Chelsea (2005, 2006, 2015).
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has hoped the wealth of experience Mourinho brings alongside will inspire the club to relaunch their wretched Premier League campaign. “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,” Levy said.