Mourinho appointed as Spurs sack Pochettino

21 November, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Jose Mourinho has been appointed Tottenham manager after the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday, reports BBC.

Former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Mourinho has signed a contract until the end of the 2022-23 season.

"The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me," said the 56-year-old Portuguese. "Working with these players is what has attracted me."

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy said: "In Jose we have one of the most successful managers in football."

Pochettino joined Spurs in 2014 and took the team to new heights when he guided them to a second-place finish in the Premier League in 2016-17.

They became a regular Champions League fixture on his watch and were beaten finalists in Europe's top competition last season, losing 2-0 to Liverpool in Madrid.

Levy said Mourinho has "a wealth of experience, can inspire teams and is a great tactician".

Mourinho still has a home in London and won three Premier League titles - in 2005, 2006 and 2015 - as well as one FA Cup in two spells at Chelsea.

Poch, the Argentine came under pressure amid his side's underwhelming start to the current season.

They sit 14th in the Premier League table and 20 points behind leaders Liverpool and are 11 points adrift of the top four after 12 games.

The London outfit have failed to win any of their last five games in the English top-flight.