José Mourinho returning to Serie A with Roma

José Mourinho has been employed to educate Italian membership Roma beginning subsequent season

ROME — José Mourinho was employed Tuesday to educate Italian membership Roma beginning subsequent season.

The transfer got here just a few hours after the membership’s American homeowners introduced that present coach Paulo Fonseca will depart on the finish of this season. Mourinho’s contract is for 3 seasons.

“We’re thrilled and delighted to welcome José Mourinho into the AS Roma household,” membership president Dan Friedkin and vice chairman Ryan Friedkin mentioned. “An excellent champion who has received trophies at each degree, José will present super management and expertise to our bold venture.

“The appointment of José is a large step in constructing a long-term and constant successful tradition all through the membership.”

Mourinho beforehand coached in Serie A at Inter Milan, main the Nerazzurri to a treble of titles in 2010 that included the Champions League.

Mourinho has additionally coached Porto, Chelsea, Actual Madrid, Manchester United and Tottenham, from which he was fired final month.

“After conferences with the possession and (Roma basic supervisor) Tiago Pinto, I instantly understood the total extent of their ambitions for AS Roma,” Mourinho mentioned. “It’s the identical ambition and drive that has all the time motivated me and collectively we need to construct a successful venture over the upcoming years.

“The unimaginable ardour of the Roma followers satisfied me to just accept the job and I can’t wait to begin subsequent season.”

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