By Bill Heaney
José Mourinho has been officially confirmed as the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur, following the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday night. The Portugese has been out of work since being fired by Manchester United last December, but returns to the Premier League with Spurs on a contract until the end of the 2022-23 season. Tottenham announced the appointment on Wednesday morning, and in a statement chairman Daniel Levy 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. He has won honours at every club he has coached. We believe he will bring energy and belief to the dressing room.” The outgoing Pochettino leaves Spurs after five and a half successful – albeit trophyless – years in charge.