AS Roma appoints Mourinho as the club’s new head coach

Italian football club, AS Roma, just appointed Mourinho as the club’s new head coach.

The new development comes in few weeks after Jose Mourinho was fired by Tottenham where he spent 17 months in charge and left the club in seventh place in the Premier League.

The former Chelsea, Manchester United, and Real Madrid manager who spent two successful seasons in Italy from 2008-2010 with Inter Milan return to Seria A to manage Roma after the departure of Paulo Fonseca on Tuesday, May 4.

“We are thrilled and delighted to welcome Jose Mourinho into the AS Roma family,” Roma president Dan Friedkin and vice-president Ryan Friedkin said in a statement.

“A great champion who has won trophies at every level, Jose 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 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 [general manager] 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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