Jose Mourinho has replaced Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham Hotspur manager, the North London club has confirmed.
Spurs delivered the surprise sacking of the popular Argentine on Tuesday evening, with the rumour mill doing overtime as to who will succeed him at the New Tottenham Stadium, with the former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United named as his replacement.
Talks between Tottenham and the advisors of the Portuguese manager took place, with the aim of having Mourinho confirmed before the Londoners return from the international break against West Ham United at the weekend.
Spurs, who reached the Champions League final under Pochettino last term, have done everything but win a trophy in recent seasons, and that is something the highly regarded manager specialises in, so in that way the move could be a good one.
However, generally Mourinho blunts the pathway of younger players, something which would go against the recent trend at Tottenham, and spends a lot of money, which could create an interesting dynamic, with Daniel Levy a known protector of the purse strings.
The 56-year-old has made no secret of the fact that he wants to get back into football, and Spurs have given him a path back into one of the biggest clubs in England.
Mourinho has been out of work since he was sacked at Manchester United back in December, but he retains one of the biggest reputations in the game, something he will look to enhance further with Spurs.