Tottenham have confirmed the appointment of Andre Villas-Boas as their new manager after identifying him as the man to succeed Harry Redknapp.
The 34-year-old's appointment marks his return to the Barclays Premier League just four months after his departure from Chelsea, where he was sacked eight months into a three-year contract.
Villas-Boas will be hoping to rebuild his reputation at Spurs after succeeding Harry Redknapp, who left the post last month after four years at the helm.
A post on the club's official Twitter account read:
"The club is delighted to announce Andre Villas-Boas as head coach."
Villas-Boas has penned a three-year deal at White Hart Lane and brings with him two members of his coaching staff in the form of first-team fitness coach Jose Mario Rocha and Daniel Sousa, head of opposition scouting.
"Tottenham Hotspur is a great club with a strong tradition and fantastic support, both at home and throughout the world," Villas-Boas told the club's official website.
"I feel privileged to be its coach. For me, this is one of the most exciting coaching positions in the Premier League.
"I have had several discussions with the chairman and the board and I share their vision for the future progress of the club.
"This is a squad any coach would love to work with and together I believe we can bring success in the seasons ahead."
Today's announcement ends weeks of speculation following Redknapp's departure and chairman Daniel Levy believes Villas-Boas is the right choice for the club.
"I am delighted that Andre has agreed to become our new head coach," he said.
"He has an outstanding reputation for his technical knowledge of the game and for creating well-organised teams capable of playing football in an attractive and attacking style.
"Andre shares our long-term ambitions and ethos of developing players and nurturing young talent, and he will be able to do so now at a new world class training centre."
Levy added: "We are constantly looking to move the club forward.
"It is important that we now look to develop the potential within the squads at all levels, whilst strengthening the first-team in the summer in key positions with players who will become part of the future success of the club."
Villas-Boas will now doubtless be charged with ensuring Tottenham qualify for the Champions League next season.
Spurs were denied a return to the competition by Chelsea's astonishing Munich triumph, which rendered their fourth-place finish not good enough for qualification.
It means the north Londoners will instead play in the Europa League - the competition which helped establish Villas-Boas as one of the most sought-after coaches in the world.
His first full season as a boss saw him win an unprecedented quadruple at Porto, which included masterminding an unbeaten league campaign.
Villas-Boas' reputation has been tarnished somewhat since then by his ill-fated spell at Chelsea, which was dogged by claims of player unrest.
The Portuguese coach will now be looking to make amends at Spurs, where his first task will be to try to ensure they do not lose any of their star names.
While Gareth Bale has penned a four-year contract, doubts persist over the future of Luka Modric.
The Croatia international was denied a move to Villas-Boas' Chelsea last year and has been strongly linked with Manchester United and Real Madrid.
what do you think?
It dont really matter whos in charge there never be as good as the GOONERS Are things that bad at spurs where they have to.get a chelsea reject in ha ha thats ok by me cos he will ruin them as well
Is he really a Chelsea reject? And I do believe we finished above ARSEnal this season ;-)
Guess your a Man City or Man Utd fan?
Yes, he is a Chelsea reject - in that he was rejected by Chelsea. I'm not sure how else you could be defining it.
No Richard am a spurs fan
Lets hope he gets rid of that flashers raincoat when he's at Spurs!
I'm not comfortable with this, but hey give the guy a chance.
Ah spurs you get rid of one of the best mangers in the country and replace him with AVB well Arsenal will be finshing above spurs this season =)
Astute signing for spurs. Has alot to prove, after what happened at chelsea. I personally think a step up from harry.
So Levy got rid of Redknapp because Tottenham didn't get into the Champions League, even though he did get them to forth place which usually qualifies you. Chelsea win the champions league and take Tottenhams spot because they finished 6th in the league but have to re-enter as defending champions. Now someone remind me why Chelsea finished 6th again? Tottenham have got rid of the manager who bought them success and replaced him with the man responsible for their failure to get in the Champions League. Makes sense to me lol. I will be shocked if Tottenham finish in the top 4 this season now.
Still wonder if there is more going on behind the scenes with HR, seems strange he suddenly got dropped from the England scene, closely followed by the sack with Spurs...Good luck this season, I think you may need it....