Four months after being fired by Chelsea, Andre Villas-Boas was given the opportunity to rebuild his reputation in the Premier League when he was hired as head coach of Tottenham.

The Portuguese manager's appointment was announced Tuesday on Tottenham's Twitter site. He was given a three-year contract and will succeed Harry Redknapp, fired June 14 after nearly four seasons in charge at White Hart Lane.

Having established himself as one of Europe's most sought-after coaches following a stunning stint at Porto, the 34-year-old Villas-Boas' short managerial career nosedived during a troubled eight-month reign at Chelsea during which he was criticized for his reportedly detached style of management.