Jose Mourinho named Roma manager on three-year contract starting next season just two weeks after Tottenham sacking

JOSE MOURINHO has been named as the new Roma boss ahead of next season.

The Special One was sacked by Spurs just two weeks ago after 17 months in charge with Tottenham's chances of qualifying for Europe hanging in the balance.

The Italian side announced Paulo Fonseca would leave the club at the end of the season earlier on Tuesday before confirming the Portuguese would be his replacement on a three-year deal ahead of the 2021-22 campaign.

Mourinho has already signed on as SunSport's columnist for the delayed Euros and will also be heard on talkSPORT during the summer tournament.

Roma 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."

Mourinho was relieved of his duties at Spurs just six days before the Carabao Cup final which the club lost 1-0 to Manchester City under the guidance of interim boss Ryan Mason, 29.

The former Manchester United and Chelsea boss said the vision of a winning project and the passion of the Roma fans attracted him to the role in Serie A.

Mourinho previously managed Inter Milan in the Italian league and signed off with a treble in 2010 with Roma coincidentally being the last side to defeat his Inter team.

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Mourinho, 58, added: "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!”

 

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