Jose Mourinho will take over as coach of Roma on a three-year deal from subsequent season, the Serie A membership introduced on Tuesday. Mourinho, sacked by Premier League membership Tottenham final month, will exchange fellow Portuguese Paulo Fonseca who will go away Roma on the finish of the present marketing campaign. Mourinho returns to Italy the place he led Inter Milan to the treble in 2010. The 58-year-old additionally received the Champions League with Porto in 2004, three Premier League titles with Chelsea and La Liga with Real Madrid in 2012.
Mourinho, who led Manchester United to the Europa League in 2017, has signed a contract with Roma that runs till June 30, 2024.
“We are thrilled and delighted to welcome Jose Mourinho into the AS Roma household,” 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.
“The appointment of Jose is a large step in constructing a long-term and constant successful tradition all through the membership.”
Mourinho has claimed 25 major trophies in his career to date and joins a club that hasn’t won Serie A since 2001.
“Thank you to the Friedkin household for selecting me to steer this nice membership and to be a part of their imaginative and prescient,” Mourinho said in a statement.
“It is similar ambition and drive that has all the time motivated me and collectively we wish to construct a successful venture 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.”
‘One of the best’
Mourinho is one among solely three managers to have received the Champions League with two completely different golf equipment, a feat he has additionally repeated within the Europa League.
“When Jose became available, we immediately jumped at the chance to speak with one of the greatest managers of all time,” stated Roma normal supervisor Tiago Pinto.
“We were blown away by Jose’s desire to win and his passion for the game: no matter how many trophies he has won, his primary focus is always on the next one. He possesses the knowledge, experience and leadership to compete at all levels.”
Earlier Roma confirmed that Fonseca would depart the membership after two years with the three-time Italian champions who’re trophyless since 2008.
Fonseca, 48, joined the membership in 2019 on a two-year contract with the choice for a 3rd yr if the membership reached the Champions League subsequent season.
The membership completed fifth in Serie A final marketing campaign and are at present seventh, 9 factors behind metropolis rivals Lazio who sit sixth and have a recreation in hand.
Roma path Mourinho’s former membership Manchester United 6-2 going into Thursday’s second leg of their Europa League semi-final within the Italian capital.
Fonseca changed Claudio Ranieri, who had a short spell as coach after Eusebio Di Francesco was sacked in January 2019.
Di Francesco had guided the membership to the Champions League semi-finals in 2018.
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