By Our Reporter
Veteran coach Jose Mourinho has survived the bench after he was hired by Italian side AS Roma, almost a month after he was fired by Tottenham Hotspur.
Good news is that Mourinho, who was sacked by Tottenham in late April, signed a deal with AS Roma and will become the club’s manager for the 2021-22 season, according to the Italian team.
Dan Friedkin, president of AS Roma and vice-president Ryan Friedkin said in a joint statement on Tuesday that; “We are thrilled and delighted to welcome José Mourinho into the AS Roma family.”
“A great champion who has won trophies at every level, José will provide tremendous leadership and experience to our ambitious project. The appointment of José is a huge step in building a long-term and consistent winning culture throughout the club,” they added.
Expressing his gratitude for the new job, Mourinho said; “Thank you to the Friedkin family for choosing me to lead this great club and to be part of their vision.”
“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,” he added.
Mourinho noted that; “The incredible passion of the Roma fans convinced me to accept the job and I cannot wait to start next season. In the meantime, I wish Paulo Fonseca all the best and I hope the media appreciate that I will only speak further in due course. Daje Roma!”
José Mourinho, formerly the manager of Inter Milan and Manchester United, is returning to Italy, where he led Inter Milan to win the titles of the UEFA European Champions League, Serie A, and Coppa Italia in 2010.
Despite the disappointing seasons Mourinho had in Manchester United and Hotspur in the past years, he is still a top manager, who has won eight domestic league championships and two Champions League titles.
However, AS Roma are currently No. 7 in Serie A with 55 points and will miss the Champions League next season.
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