José Mourinho will coach AS Roma from next summer and for the next three seasons, the Italian club said in a statement on Tuesday.
This is news that we weren’t necessarily expecting. After training in the four corners of England (Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham), José Mourinho is back in Italy. The Portuguese technician is AS Roma’s next coach, and will replace starter Paulo Fonseca at the end of the current year. “AS Roma are pleased to announce that José Mourinho will be the new coach of the first team from the 2021-2022 season,” writes the Italian club. The former Inter coach, winner of the Champions League in 2010 with the Nerazzurri, signed a three-year contract with the Louve, until 2024.
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It was a thunderclap in the Roman landscape, while Maurizio Sarri was rather expected to take the reins of the first team. The Gazzetta dello Sport even announced an imminent arrival. José Mourinho was quick to bounce back after his dismissal from Tottenham. The Special One was relieved of his duties on April 19, 17 months after his arrival at Spurs, where he replaced Mauricio Pochettino, today in Paris. Mourinho was criticized for his team’s often too cautious game and rumors of dissension with part of the dressing room were multiplying in the press.
“I thank the Friedkin family for having chosen me to guide this great club, reacted José Mourinho on Instagram. I immediately understood what the ambition of this club was. The same ambition which has always motivated me, together we want to build a successful course in the years to come. The incredible passion of the supporters convinced me to accept, I can’t wait to start the next season. I wish Paulo Fonseca the best. I ask them media to understand that I will only speak in due time. “
After having gleaned trophies from all the teams he has been to – Porto (2002-2004), Chelsea (2004-2007), Inter Milan, Real Madrid (2008-2010), Manchester United (2016-2018) -, José Mourinho left empty-handed from his last coaching experience. The “Special One” could not live with this affront to his person.