Coach Andre Villas-Boas, dismissed by Chelsea in March after eight months in charge, has been named to replace Harry Redknapp at Tottenham.
Villas-Boas' reign at Stamford Bridge ended in dismissal after months of unrest. Chelsea recovered in spectacular fashion to win its first Champions League trophy and knock Spurs out of the 2012-13 competition at the same time.
"The club is delighted to announce Andre Villas-Boas as Head Coach," Spurs confirmed on their official Twitter feed following days of speculation concerning the Portuguese native who arrived at Chelsea after a remarkable quadruple-winning season with Porto but never gained traction with veterans Frank Lampard and John Terry. However, the 34-year-old has won the approval of Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, who parted ways with Redknapp three weeks ago when the pair reportedly couldn't agree on contractual details.
Redknapp led Spurs last season to a fourth-place finish, which would ordinarily qualify it for the upcoming Champions League competition, but the slot instead went to Chelsea as defending champion after it defeated Bayern Munich in the final.