Just barely over 2 weeks after being sacked by Tottenham Hotspur, the Champions League-winning manager, Jose Mourinho has been appointed as head coach of Italian football giants, AS Roma as head coach of the Club till 2024.
The Portuguese was announced by the Club, on the 4th of May 2021 and is set to take over from Paulo Fonseca, whose contracts will end at the end of the season.
A statement released by the club president Dan Friedkin and vice-president Ryan Friedkin read: “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.”
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) May 4, 2021
Although the 58-year-old manager was sacked for the third time by a Premier League Club, Roma was attracted to the 25 major trophies Mourinho has claimed in his career made clear by agreeing on a deal following his Tottenham departure.
“Thank you to the Friedkin family for choosing me to lead this great club and to be part of their vision,” Mourinho said. “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!”