Jose Mourinho has been appointed as the new manager/head coach for Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.
The Portuguese former Chelsea and Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has replaced Mauricio Pochettino as the head coach and manger of Tottenham Hotspur.
Mourinho signed a contract until the end of the 2022/23 season, the north London club said in a statement.
Pochettino, 47, was sacked on Tuesday with Tottenham languishing 14th in England’s Premier League after picking up just three wins from their opening 12 games. Before his sack, he transformed Spurs’ fortunes after he arrived from Southampton in 2014. He also took the club to the Champions League final for the first time in their history just six months ago but they didn’t win a trophy.
Read the club’s statement below.
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.
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).
Commenting on the appointment, 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.”
Speaking on his appointment, Jose 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.”