Jose Mourinho is set to be unveiled as the new Tottenham manager after accepting the club’s offer, Football Insider understands.

The Portugese has agreed terms with the Premier League club and will be appointed the successor to Mauricio Pochettino.

A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that Mourinho could be appointed as early as this morning and then unveiled to the media tomorrow.

His appointment would be a remarkable turn of events so quickly following the departure of Pochettino, whose dismissal was announced last night by Spurs on their official website.

The Argentine, 47, has been sacked after five-and-a-half years in charge of the club and just five months following their first-ever Champions League final.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy and his board pulled the plug on Pochettino’s reign after a calamitous start to the campaign left them 14th in the Premier League table, eliminated from the League Cup by third-tier Colchester United and mauled 7-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

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Mourinho is to take over from Pochettino 11 months after he was sacked by Manchester United, in what was his third season in charge.

The 56-year-old won three Premier League titles at Chelsea as well as titles at Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Porto, also steering the latter two clubs to famous Champions League triumphs.

Pochettino has been sacked with three-and-a-half years remaining on his £8.5million-a-year Tottenham contract along with his Spanish-speaking backroom staff.

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