Jose Mourinho appointed Tottenham head coach

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Tottenham Hotspurs has announced the appointment of Jose Mourinho as head coach on a contract that runs until the end of the 2022/23 season.

The 56-years-old replaces Mauricio Pochettino, who was sacked on Tuesday.

Mourinho won three Premier League titles and one FA Cup in two spells at Chelsea, while he won the Europa League and Carabao Cup with Manchester United.

He has also previously managed Portuguese side Porto – where he won the Champions League – Italian club Inter Milan, with whom he claimed a league, cup and Champions League Treble, and Spanish team Real Madrid, who he led to the La Liga title.

Mourinho has been out of work since being sacked as Manchester United manager in December 2018.

He takes over a Spurs side that are 14th in the Premier League and without a win in their last five games.

Mourinho has turned down a number of job opportunities, including in China, Spain and Portugal, since leaving Old Trafford.

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.” The Portuguese first game will be at the London Stadium on Saturday as Spurs travel to take on West Ham in the Premier League.

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