Daniel Levy has moved quickly to replace the Argentinian, with Spurs languishing in 14th in the Premier League.
And Mourinho has admitted he jumped at the chance to join a club with “such a great heritage”, particularly due to the talent available in the first team and the academy.
The Portuguese explained: “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.”
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, announcing Mourinho’s arrival, 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.”
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