Jose Mourinho has been appointed the new manager of English side Tottenham Hotspur on a contract running until the end of 2022/2023 season, ABC News can report.
The former Chelsea and Manchester United boss succeeds Mauricio Pochettino who was dismissed by the team on Tuesday for reasons yet to be known.
This becomes Mourinho’s first job after he was kicked out of the coaching business following his dismissal by Manchester United in December last year.
Before his latest appointment, Mourinho had turned down a number of job proposals from several clubs in China, Spain, and Portugal, since leaving Old Trafford.
In a statement announcing his appointment, the chairman of the team Daniel Levy noted that “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.”
On his side, the new manager expressed excitement over joining the new side, indicating his readiness to put the team on its toes.
“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,” he said.
Below is a twitter post containing the statement announcing the appointment of Jose Mourinho.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 20, 2019