Spaniard Juande Ramos has been named manager of Premier League Tottenham Hotspur in place of the sacked Martin Jol.
The 53-year-old, who quit as Sevilla head coach on Friday, has signed a contract until the end of the 2010-11 season, Spurs said on their Web site (www.spurs.co.uk) on Saturday.
"Juande's arrival is great news for Tottenham Hotspur. He brings with him a wealth of experience, a proven track record and a winning pedigree," said sporting director Damien Comolli.
Marcos Alvarez, a fitness trainer who worked with Ramos's coaching team at Sevilla, has also joined the staff at Spurs.
Tottenham said they had asked Leeds United for permission to speak to former Spurs player Gus Poyet and invite him to join the club to work with Ramos alongside Alvarez.
"I greatly appreciate the opportunity to work as head coach at Tottenham Hotspur, a club with a great tradition and history," Ramos was quoted as saying on the Web site.
"Ever since I started my coaching career I have wanted to work in England. It is my sincere hope that I can repay the faith the Spurs board has shown in me." ( Reuters )