Tottenham Hotspur have named Jose Mourinho as their new manager after the North London club sacked Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday.

Mourinho, who was without a job since he was fired from Manchester United last December, has reportedly signed a contract until the end of the 2022-23 season.

Spurs, who had a dream run last season where they played their maiden Champions League final, are struggling in the 14th place in the ongoing Premier League season. With 14 points in total, just six clear of relegation, Spurs have been without a win in their last five matches.

"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," Spurs' chairman Daniel Levy said in an official statement released by the club on Wednesday.

Commenting on his appointment, 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."

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho sacked by Manchester United after two and a half seasons at the helm. In this picture, Mourinho goes to shake hands with Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp after the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on December 16, 2018. PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

When Spurs sacked Pochettino, the rumors had begun that Mourinho had the strongest case to succeed the Argentine. It was even more tempting for Mourinho, who has already rejected jobs from China, Spain and Portugal and had also retained a house in London.

Although he was sacked by Manchester United, that cannot overshadow his accomplishments over the years as a manager. The former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan boss is one of the world’s most accomplished managers having won 25 senior trophies. He is renowned for his tactical prowess and has managed FC Porto, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United.

He has won a domestic title in a record four different countries - Portugal, England, Italy and Spain. He is also one of only three managers to have won the Champions League twice with two clubs, FC Porto in 2004 and Inter Milan in 2010. He is also a three-time Premier League Champion with Chelsea (2005, 2006, 2015).