Spurs name Mourinho as head coach

Tottenham Hotspur have been quick to replace Mauricio Pochettino as they have announced Jose Mourinho as his successor, within 24 hours of the Argentine boss being dismissed from the North London club.

Last season’s Champions League finalists have confirmed the former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United manager has been given a contract until the end of the 2022-23 season.

Mourinho takes charge of a Spurs side that are without a win in their last five games and have dropped to 14th in the Premier League; 20 points behind leaders Liverpool after just 12 matches.

The Portuguese coach has been a success wherever he has been and will be looking to guide Spurs to their first silverware since the 2008 League Cup. Mauricio Pochettino had been in charge since May 2014, guiding Spurs to four successive Champions League campaigns but without bringing home a trophy.

Mourinho has a huge task ahead of him if they are to finish in the top four this season as he starts 12 points behind Chelsea, who currently occupy the final place.

He will begin his spell at the London Stadium on Saturday when Tottenham Hotspur visit rivals West Ham United.