Tottenham Hotspur have officially announced former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas as the club's new head coach, following the departure of Harry Redknapp last month.
It marks a swift return to football for Villas-Boas who was sacked by Chelsea in March following a disappointing run of games.
The Portuguese has agreed a three-year deal at White Hart Lane and has installed a backroom staff of Jose Mario Rocha and Daniel Sousato, two key members of his set-up which won the treble with Porto two years ago.
The 34 year-old was seen by Tottenham chiefs as the stand-out candidate on a shortlist that included Wigan boss Roberto Martinez, Everton's David Moyes, and was rumoured to include former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez and former France head coach Laurent Blanc.
Villas-Boas' ill-fated reign at Chelsea lasted just nine months, and while he will not face such a fractured dressing room at White Hart Lane, he will be handed the difficult task of trying to re-establish the north Londoners as a top four Premier League club.
In a club statement on the Tottenham Hotspur website, Villas-Boas said: "Tottenham Hotspur is a great club with a strong tradition and fantastic support, both at home and throughout the world. 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."
His appointment comes after Harry Redknapp departed Tottenham after four years in charge, and comes off the back of his failure to secure Champions League football. Despite sitting third at the turn of the year, a disastrous close to the season saw Spurs reigned in by bitter rivals Arsenal and eventually lose the opportunity to contend in Europe's top competition following Chelsea's dramatic Champions League final victory, which effectively ruled out Tottenham's fourth place finish.