By Thys Khiba
Johannesburg – Jose Mourinho is expected to take over as manager of Roma next season, as the current head coach Paulo Fonseca will be leaving at the end of the season.
Roma has released a statement to confirm that Mourinho has agreed to have a three-year contract deal with the Giallorossi that will run until 30 June 2024. This is after he was fired as the manager at Tottenham Hotspur FC in April. Mourinho has spent 17 months with Tottenham, which confirms that he has not spent more than two and half seasons in a job since leaving Real Madrid in 2013.
“We are thrilled and delighted to welcome Jose Mourinho into the AS Roma family,” said Club President Dan Friedkin and vice President Ryan Friedkin.
“A great champion who has won trophies at every level, Jose will provide tremendous leadership and experience to our ambitious project.”
The club Presidents indicated that the appointment of Jose is a huge step in building a long-term and consistent winning culture throughout the club.
Mourinho is to take over as manager of Roma, after managing FC Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. He is regarded as one of the most successful coaches in the history of the sport, having won 25 major trophies in his career to date.
“Thank you to the Friedkin family for choosing me to lead this great club and to be part of their vision,” said Jose Mourinho.
“After meetings with the ownership and Tiago Pinto, I immediately understood the full extent of their ambitions for AS Roma. It is the same ambition and drive that has always motivated me and together we want to build a winning project over the upcoming years.”
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