By ESPNSTAR.com staff
The Frenchman, who led the now-defunct Etoile to the league and cup double in their first season back in 2010, will replace ex-Singapore international Terry Pathmanathan, who led the Jaguars in their first two campaigns back in the S.League following a seven-year absence.
In a statement released on Thursday, Tanjong Pagar confirmed Vallee has penned a one-year contract with the option of a 12-month extension, and the tactician was quick to announce his targets for the coming season.
"As a club with rich history, I believe TPUFC [Tanjong Pagar United Football Club] will be a very good challenge for me," he said.
"I will be very happy if I can help TPUFC achieve better results next season. My ambition for TPUFC is to improve the [club's] football and reach [a] better standing [of] mid-table."
He also confirmed he will be looking for the Jaguars to play a refreshing brand of football under him, similar to his Etoile side that took Singapore by storm almost three years ago.
"Supporters want to watch a team play good football," Vallee added. "And I also want to develop a winning mentality for the team.
"To me, if you want to be ambitious, you must have a winning mentality."
Tanjong Pagar finished second from bottom in the league for the second year straight in 2012, after picking up 20 points from 24 games, six more than basement club Woodlands Wellington.