Jose Mourinho named as Roma coach for subsequent three seasons


AS Roma has appointed former Tottenham Hotspur supervisor Jose Mourinho as its new head coach on a three-year contract beginning 2021-22 season, the Italian Serie A membership introduced on Tuesday.

The choice comes after the membership introduced coach Paulo Fonseca will depart his position on the finish of the present marketing campaign.

“We are thrilled and delighted to welcome Jose Mourinho into the AS Roma family,” membership president Dan Friedkin and vice-president Ryan Friedkin mentioned.

“A great champion who has won trophies at every level, Jose will provide tremendous leadership and experience to our ambitious project.”

Mourinho, who has beforehand coached Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United, was sacked by Tottenham final month after 17 months answerable for the London membership.

“After meetings with the ownership and Tiago Pinto, I immediately understood the full extent of their ambitions for AS Roma,” Mourinho mentioned.

“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 unbelievable ardour of the Roma followers satisfied me to simply accept the job and I can’t wait to begin subsequent season.”

Interestingly, Mourinho had mentioned earlier this week that he doesn’t count on to return to administration subsequent season following his dismissal by Premier League facet Tottenham Hotspur.

The former Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United boss was sacked by Tottenham after 17 months answerable for the London membership and 6 days earlier than its 1-0 League Cup remaining defeat by Manchester City.

“I have no plans. I’m going on with my normal life. I feel fresh. I feel calm. I’m on holiday. I have more time to be doing my homework and analysis,” Mourinho mentioned in an interview with Times Magazine.

“I’ll wait to be back in football. Not just for the right club, but for the right culture. Maybe next season is premature, we will see,” he added.

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