Italian Seria A side, AS Roma, have confirmed the appointment of Jose Mourinho as its new manager following his sack from Tottenham last month.
Mourinho joins the Italian outfit on a three-year deal which would run until the end of June 2024, according to the club’s official statement released on Tuesday.
The Portuguese was sacked at Tottenham on April 19 after just 17 months in charge after replacing Mauricio Pochettino as Spurs manager in November 2019.
The Italian club’s statement read: “AS Roma are delighted to announce an agreement has been reached with José Mourinho to become the club’s new head coach.
“Mourinho has agreed a three-year contract with the Giallorossi that will run until 30 June 2024. He will begin his new role ahead of the 2021-22 campaign.”
The club’s president Dan Friedkin and vice-president Ryan Friedkin said, “We are thrilled and delighted to welcome José Mourinho into the AS Roma family,”
“A great champion who has won trophies at every level, José will provide tremendous leadership and experience to our ambitious project.
“The appointment of José is a huge step in building a long-term and consistent winning culture throughout the club.”
Speaking to the club’s website following his appointment, Mourinho said, “Thank you to the Friedkin family for choosing me to lead this great club and to be part of their vision.
“After meetings with the ownership and Tiago Pinto, I immediately understood the full extent of their ambitions for AS Roma. 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.
“In the meantime, I wish Paulo Fonseca all the best and I hope the media appreciate that I will only speak further in due course. Daje Roma!”
Before his Spurs stint, Mourinho had previously managed FC Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, and Manchester United.
Mourinho is one of only three managers to date to have won the UEFA Champions League with two different clubs(Porto & Inter), a feat he has also repeated in the UEFA Europa League (Porto & Man United).
He is a three-time winner of the Premier League (with Chelsea in 2005, 2006 and 2015), while he has also won top-flight titles in Italy, Spain and Portugal.
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