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Serie A: Jose Mourinho joins Roma as head coach with three-season contract

The transfer got here hours after the membership’s US house owners introduced the departure of present coach Paulo Fonseca on the finish of this season. Mourinho’s contract is for 3 seasons.

Jose Mourinho appears to be like on throughout Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League assembly with Manchester United on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. AP / File

Rome: José Mourinho was employed on Tuesday to teach Italian membership Roma from subsequent season.

The transfer got here hours after the membership’s US house owners introduced the departure of present coach Paulo Fonseca on the finish of this season. Mourinho’s contract is for 3 seasons.

“We’re delighted and delighted to welcome José Mourinho to the AS Roma household,” stated membership president Dan Friedkin and vice chairman Ryan Friedkin. “An excellent champion who has gained trophies in any respect ranges, José will convey super management and expertise to our bold challenge.

“José’s appointment is a crucial step in constructing a long-term and constant profitable tradition throughout the membership.”

Mourinho beforehand coached Serie A at Inter Milan, main the Nerazzurri to a hat-trick in 2010 together with the Champions League.

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

“After conferences with the proprietor and (Roma normal supervisor) Tiago Pinto, I instantly understood the total extent of their ambitions for AS Roma,” stated Mourinho. “It is the identical ambition and the identical motivation which have at all times motivated me and collectively we wish to construct a profitable challenge within the years to return.

“The unbelievable ardour of the Roma followers satisfied me to take the job and I am unable to wait to begin subsequent season.”

With Roma in seventh place in Serie A, Fonseca was already below strain getting into the Europa League semi-finals. Roma misplaced 6-2 to Manchester United final week within the first leg.

Fonseca will nonetheless be Roma coach in Thursday’s second leg at Stadio Olimpico, in addition to the final 4 Serie A video games this season.

“I want Paulo Fonseca good luck and hope the media appreciates that I’ll solely communicate extra in due time,” Mourinho stated, earlier than including a cheer within the native dialect: “Daje Roma!”

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