Ricardo Rocha has returned to League One Portsmouth on a month-long contract.
The 34 year old made 76 appearances before leaving Pompey when his contract expired at the end of last season.
"He's such a great guy to have around and we need to get him in straight away," caretaker boss Guy Whittingham told BBC Solent.
Rocha began his career at Sporting Braga before moving to Portuguese giants Benfica - where he won the league and cup - in 2002.
He moved to Tottenham in January 2007, but made just 18 appearances during an injury-hit two-and-a-half years.
"I'm delighted to be back at Pompey and to have the chance to help out Guy and this great club," said Rocha.
"I can't wait to get out on the pitch again and play in front of the fantastic supporters at Fratton Park."