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The move came a few hours after the club’s American owners announced that current coach Paulo Fonseca would be leaving at the end of this season. Mourinho’s contract is for three seasons.
« We are delighted to welcome José Mourinho to the AS Roma family, » said club president Dan Friedkin and vice president Ryan Friedkin. “José is a great champion who has won trophies at all levels. He will bring tremendous leadership and experience to our ambitious project.
« The appointment of José is a huge step towards building a long-term and consistent profit culture across the club. »
The club are pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with Jose Mourinho to become our new head coach before the 2021-22 season. # ASRoma pic.twitter.com/f5YGGIVFJp
Mourinho previously coached Serie A at Inter Milan and led the Nerazzurri to triple titles in 2010, including the Champions League.
Mourinho also has Porto, Chelsea , Real Madrid, Manchester United and Tottenham, all of whom he was fired last month.
« After meeting the owner and (Roma General Manager) Tiago Pinto, I immediately understood the full extent of their ambitions for AS Roma » said Mourinho. « It’s the same ambition and drive that has always motivated me, and together we want to build a successful project in the years to come.
» The incredible passion of the Roma fans convinced me and me to take the job can’t wait to start the next season. «