English Premiership side, Tottenham Hotspurs has Mauricio Pochettino as  manager and appointed Jose Mourinho as his replacement.

Mourinho, a former Chelsea and Manchester United on Tuesday  signed a contract which will see him taking charge of the club until the end of the 2022-23 season.

“The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me,” the 56-year-old Portuguese tactician 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,” Spurs Chairman, Daniel Levy said about Mourinho.

He added: “He has won honours at every club he has coached. We believe he will bring energy and belief to the dressing room.”

Tottenham reached the final of the European Champions League last season under Pochettino but lost 2-0 to Liverpool in Madrid.

The Argentine, who was appointed in May 2014 did not win a trophy in his time in charge of the north London club. The club’s last silverware being the League Cup in 2008.

Mourinho, who was sacked by Manchester United in December 2018 with the club 19 points behind league leaders, Liverpool at the time had not managed another side before joining Spurs.

He has turned down a number of managerial opportunities, including in China, Spain and Portugal since leaving Old Trafford

He takes over a Spurs side that are without a win in their past five games and have slipped to the 14th position in the Premier League, 20 points behind Liverpool after just 12 matches.

The Portuguese’s first match in charge is a trip to West Ham United on Saturday.