Villas-Boas starts rebuilding work at Tottenham
Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp (right) and new manager Andre Villas-Boas
Four months after being sacked by Chelsea, the Portuguese will bid to revive his career across London at White Hart Lane.
Villas-Boas flew into the capital on Monday night to finalise the deal and is expected to be officially presented next week.
Villas-Boas, 34, has replaced Harry Redknapp at the helm as he bids to establish the club among England's elite.
Redknapp was booted out last month after falling out with chairman Daniel Levy.
Villas-Boas, who has signed a three-year deal, will also bring trusted aides Jose Mario Rocha and Daniel Sousa with him to White Hart Lane.
He will now embark on bringing new players to the club, with £8million Gylfi Sigurdsson expected to choose Spurs above Liverpool.
Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen is a long-term target, while Villas-Boas is also keen on Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge and Brazilian midfielder Oscar.
However, one of his most pressing tasks will be convincing Luka Modric to stay. The Croatian has his heart set on a move to Real Madrid.
Spurs sources claim Tottenham will try to negotiate a way for striker Gonzalo Higuain to be part of any deal to take Modric to the Bernabeu.
Villas-Boas is a huge fan of Argentina forward Higuain and tried to sign him during his time as manager of Chelsea last season. Whether Higuain would consider leaving Madrid for a team not playing in the Champions League remains to be seen.