The Rome announced on Tuesday the signing of Portuguese José Mourinho as the new coach of the first team from the 2021-2022 season, with a contract until 2024.
“AS Roma are happy to announce that José Mourinho will be the new technical manager of the first team from the 2021-2022 academic year “, indicates the official note of Roma.
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“An agreement was reached with the coach that binds him to Roma until June 30, 2024,” he adds.
Mourinho, 58, will take over at Roma after being sacked in March as Tottenham Hotspur manager.
“I thank the Friedkin family (owner of Roma) for choosing me for this great club and allowing me to be part of their vision. After speaking with the property and (sporting director) Tiago Pinto, I immediately understood how high it is. the ambition of this club, “said Mourinho in statements provided by Roma.
“The incredible passion of Roma fans He has convinced me to accept this position and I am looking forward to starting the next season, “he added.
Mourinho also wished Portuguese coach Paulo Fonseca, current first team coach, luck for the rest of this season.
Two-time champion of the Champions League, with Porto and Inter Milan, three-time champion of the Premier League with Chelsea, Mourinho returns to Italy, where he won the treble in 2010, at the helm of Inter.