Spaniard Juande Ramos was confirmed on Saturday as the new Tottenham coach on a four-year contract.
"Ever since I started my coaching career I have wanted to work in England," the former Sevilla coach said in a statement posted on the Premier League club's Web site. "I am looking forward to meeting the players, it is a squad any coach would be excited to work with. I genuinely believe that there is the potential to achieve great things together."
Ramos quit Sevilla on Friday night to make himself available for the vacant job.
Tottenham fired Martin Jol on Thursday, just before losing 2-1 to Getafe in the UEFA Cup. Tottenham have only seven points from 10 Premier League games this season.
Ramos had a contract with Sevilla until next year.
Manolo Jimenez was named Sevilla's new coach on Saturday.
Ramos, 53, has signed a contract until the end of the 2010-2011 season, Spurs said.
"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," sporting director Damien Comolli said.
Marcos Alvarez, a fitness trainer who worked with Ramos' 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.
Ramos and Alvarez will be in charge for the first time in Wednesday's League Cup fourth-round tie at home to Blackpool and were guests of Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy for yesterday's league game against visiting Blackburn Rovers.
After guiding the club to consecutive fifth-place finishes in his two full seasons in charge, Jol came under pressure this season after Tottenham lost their opening two matches.
Spurs officials were reported to have approached Ramos in August, leading to hasty denials and a public declaration of support for Jol by Levy.
However, results failed to improve and a 3-1 league defeat at Newcastle United on Monday left Tottenham third from bottom with just one win from their opening 10 games.
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