Tottenham have confirmed the appointment of Jose Mourinho as their new manager on a contract that runs until 2023.

The announcement comes less than a day after Mauricio Pochettino was sacked by the club following a poor start to the season.

Mourinho has been out of management since December 2018 when he was dismissed by Manchester United and the three-time Premier League winner is eager to get back into the game.

“I am excited to be joining a club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters,” Mourinho said in a club statement.

“The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me.”

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy meanwhile stressed Mourinho’s track record of silverware made him an ideal choice.

“In Jose we have one of the most successful managers in football,” Levy said.

Source: Goal.com