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 go away 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 stated.
“A great champion who has won trophies at every level, Jose will provide tremendous leadership and experience to our ambitious project.”
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) May 4, 2021
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 stated.
“It is similar ambition and drive that has all the time motivated me and collectively we wish to construct a successful challenge 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.”