Tottenham have confirmed that Andre Villas-Boas has been appointed as their new manager.
The 34-year-old has signed a three-year deal to succeed Harry Redknapp at White Hart Lane.
That was after he had led the Portuguese club to a domestic double and Europa League success in his first full season as a manager.
But, from the outset at Stamford Bridge, Villas-Boas appeared to have a difficult working relationship with senior players and a run of poor results saw him lose his job in March, just eight months into a three-year contract.
However, he was identified as Tottenham’s number one target after the surprise decision to sack Redknapp last month and the club have now finalised a deal for him to take the reins.
Chairman Daniel Levy said: “I am delighted that Andre has agreed to become our new Head Coach. 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.
"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 is understood to have agreed to work alongside Tim Sherwood, a coach under Redknapp, and has brought in Jose Mario Rocha as first team coach and Daniel Sousa as head of opposition scouting.
"Tottenham Hotspur is a great club with a strong tradition and fantastic support, both at home and throughout the world," he said.
"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."