LONDON: Tottenham, in a move which will divide their fans, have appointed Jose Mourinho as new manager after sacking Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday night.

Spurs this become Mourinho’s third England club after his two spells with Chelsea and another with Manchester United. He has signed  a contract until the end of the 2022-23 season.

Mourinho said: “I am excited to be joining a Club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters. The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me.”

The Portuguese left Old Trafford, his last job, in December 2018, having won the Europa League and League Cup but not the Premier League which he won three time with Chelsea. He still lives in London.

Many fans will be sceptical about the appointment. Spurs have a reputation for playing attractive attacking football and Mourinho notably failed to deliver that sort of style at Old Trafford.

On the other hand, he is proven trophy winner which is a trait Tottenham need after the entertaining but blank years under Pochettino.