osé Mourinho was employed Tuesday to coach 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 are thrilled and delighted to welcome José Mourinho into the AS Roma household,” membership president Dan Friedkin and vp Ryan Friedkin stated. “A nice champion who has received trophies at each degree, José will present large management and expertise to our bold venture.
“The appointment of José is a big step in constructing a long-term and constant profitable 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, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Tottenham, from which he was fired final month.
“After conferences with the possession and (Roma basic manager) Tiago Pinto, I instantly understood the complete extent of their ambitions for AS Roma,” Mourinho stated. “It is similar ambition and drive that has at all times motivated me and collectively we would like to construct a profitable venture over the upcoming years.
“The unbelievable ardour of the Roma followers satisfied me to settle for the job and I can’t wait to begin subsequent season.”
With Roma in seventh place in Serie A, Fonseca was already below stress getting into the Europa League semifinals. Roma misplaced at Manchester United 6-2 final week within the first leg.
Fonseca will nonetheless coach Roma in the course of the second leg on the Stadio Olimpico on Thursday, as effectively as the remaining 4 video games in Serie A this season.
“I want Paulo Fonseca all the very best and I hope the media recognize that I’ll solely communicate additional in the end,” Mourinho stated, earlier than including a cheer within the native dialect: “Daje Roma!”