Mourinho attracted by Roma ‘ambition’ as former Spurs boss makes swift return to management

Jose Mourinho was named new Roma manager ahead of the 2021/22 season, sealing an immediate return to football following his sacking at Tottenham.

Mourinho was dismissed as manager of Spurs after a disappointing second half of the season, with north London adrift of Champions League places after dominating the Premier League in December.

The Portuguese have now made a quick return to management after being named Roma head coach, with the 58-year-old set to replace Paulo Fonseca who will leave Stadio Olimpico at the end of the season.

Speaking to the club’s website, Mourinho said he was sold on Roma ambition after agreeing to terms to take orders in the Italian capital next season.

“After meetings with the property and Tiago Pinto, I immediately understood the full extent of their ambitions for AS Roma,” he said. “It is the same ambition and the same dynamism that have always motivated me and together we want to build a winning project in the years to come.

“The incredible passion of the Roma fans convinced me to take the job and I can’t wait to start next season.

“In the meantime, I wish Paulo Fonseca the best of luck and I hope the media will appreciate to speak only more in due time. Daje Roma! “

Mourinho’s arrival at Roma will be the second time he has succeeded in Serie A, having enjoyed a trophy-laden spell at Inter Milan, winning back-to-back league titles and guiding the Nerazzurri to a historic Champions League , Serie A and Coppa Italia. acute in 2009/10.

Roma’s decision to appoint the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss follows a disappointing domestic season, with the Italian side currently seventh in the division and 14 points behind the top four.

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