AS Roma have appointed Jose Mourinho as their new head coach forward of subsequent season.
The membership made the announcement on Tuesday, weeks after Mourinho was sacked by Tottenham Hotspurs.
“We’re thrilled and delighted to welcome José Mourinho into the AS Roma household,” membership president Dan Friedkin and vice-president Ryan Friedkin mentioned as seen on the membership’s web site.
“An amazing champion who has received trophies at each stage, José will present super management and expertise to our formidable venture.
“The appointment of José is a big step in constructing a long-term and constant successful tradition all through the membership.”
On his personal half, Mourinho revealed that he and Roma shared comparable ambitions. He expressed delight on the appointment, stressing that he can not await the beginning of the approaching season.
“Thanks to the Friedkin household for selecting me to guide this nice membership and to be a part of their imaginative and prescient,” Mourinho mentioned.
“After conferences with the possession and Tiago Pinto, I instantly understood the complete extent of their ambitions for AS Roma. It’s the identical ambition and drive that has at all times motivated me and collectively we wish to construct a successful venture over the upcoming years.
“The unimaginable ardour of the Roma followers satisfied me to just accept the job and I can not wait to begin subsequent season.
“Within the meantime, I want Paulo Fonseca all the most effective and I hope the media admire that I’ll solely converse additional sooner or later. Daje Roma!”
His appointment comes hours after Roma introduced that their head coach Paulo Fonseca will depart on the finish of the season.
A press release on the membership’s web site learn, “On behalf of everybody at AS Roma, we want to thank Paulo Fonseca for his onerous work and management over the previous two years,” mentioned membership chairman Dan Friedkin.
“Paulo guided the workforce by means of many challenges, together with the Covid pandemic and a change of possession, and did so with selfless integrity and nice character.
“We want him all the most effective for his future endeavours and know that he shall be an ideal asset wherever he goes.”
Tiago Pinto, the membership’s Basic Supervisor (Soccer), added: “I want to thank Paulo for all his work for the membership over the past two seasons.
“Even when the outcomes haven’t at all times been there on the pitch, we all know that he has left many optimistic components that may proceed to assist our improvement – like the numerous gifted and younger gamers he has inspired and improved, and our progress within the Europa League this season.
“We’re constructing a route to success at Roma, and Paulo has performed an necessary position in that.”