Roma have confirmed that Jose Mourinho will become their new manager early next season.
The news comes just hours after Serie A confirmed that Paulo Fonseca will leave at the end of the current campaign.
Mourinho has not lost his job for a long time, he was fired only by Tottenham last month. He has since been registered for media work before the European Championships this summer, and news of his recent arrival in the Italian capital has taken the football world by surprise.
“After meeting the owners, I immediately understood the full scope of their ambitions for AS Roma. The incredible passion of the Roma fans convinced me to accept the job and I can’t wait to start next season. Daje Roma!” Mourinho said.
He has a good reputation in Italy thanks to the successful spell at Inter in the late 2000s and early 2010s. During his stay at the San Siro, he won some high frequencies in the 2009/2010 season, which included a superb final victory in the Champions League over Bayern Munich.
Since then, however, his star has dropped significantly. His two most recent jobs, with Manchester United and Tottenham, have not been particularly successful, with him reportedly alienating players with his negative tactics.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Chris Smalling were among those who had problems with Mourinho at Old Trafford, but are now ready to contact their former manager in Rome.
As reported Witness the sport The club’s general manager Thiago Pinto was “blown up by Jose’s desire to win his passion for the game” and they are “extremely confident that he will be the ideal coach for our project, both for our immediate and long-term future.”