Mourinho Appointed As Roma Head Coach. Two weeks after Jose Mourinho was relieved of his duties as Tottenham coach where he spent 17 months.
The Portuguese manager returns to Serie A having won successive titles with Inter Milan before departing for Real Madrid in 2010.
The announcement of his appointment by Roma came just hours after the club confirmed that current boss Paulo Fonseca would depart at the end of the current campaign.
It will be the Mourinho’s second spell in Serie A, after he spent two seasons with Inter Milan before leaving to join Real Madrid in 2010.
“After meetings with the ownership and Tiago Pinto, I immediately understood the full extent of their ambitions for AS Roma,” Mourinho told the club’s website.
“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.
“The incredible passion of the Roma fans convinced me to accept the job and I cannot wait to start next season.”
Mourinho won consecutive Serie A titles with Inter, completing a treble – that included a Champions League triumph – in his final season with the club.
The Gaffer signed a 3-year deal and he is expected to bring, once again his tactical and competitive approach to his new club next season.
“When Jose became available, we immediately jumped at the chance to speak with one of the greatest managers of all time,” Roma general manager Tiago Pinto said.
“We were blown away by Jose’s desire to win and his passion for the game: no matter how many trophies he has won, his primary focus is always on the next one.
He possesses the knowledge, experience and leadership to compete at all levels. Pinto further explained.