Roma appoint José Mourinho
The Portuguese coach will take over from Paulo Fonseca at the start of the 2021-22 season. It will be his second experience of coaching in Italy.
AS Roma have appointed former Tottenham Hotspur manager José Mourinho as their new coach on a three-year contract starting from next season, 2021-22, the Italian Serie A club announced on Tuesday.
Mourinho looking forward to second stint in Italy
The decision comes after the club announced coach Paulo Fonseca will leave his role at the end of the current campaign. "We are thrilled and delighted to welcome José Mourinho into the AS Roma family," club president Dan Friedkin and vice-president Ryan Friedkin said. "A great champion who has won trophies at every level, José will provide tremendous leadership and experience to our ambitious project."
"After meetings with the ownership, I immediately understood their ambitions for Roma. Together we want to build a winning project.— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) May 4, 2021
“The incredible passion of the fans convinced me to accept the job. I can't wait to start next season. Daje Roma!"
💬 - 𝑱𝒐𝒔𝒆́ 𝑴𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒉𝒐
Mourinho, who has previously coached Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United, was sacked by Tottenham last month after 17 months in charge of the London club. "After meetings with the ownership and Tiago Pinto, I immediately understood the full extent of their ambitions for AS Roma," Mourinho said. "It is the same ambition and drive that has always motivated me and together we want to build a winning project over the upcoming years. 'The incredible passion of the Roma fans convinced me to accept the job and I cannot wait to start next season."
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