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Jose Mourinho To Coach AS Roma From Next Season

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Italian club AS Roma has announced former Tottenham coach, Jose Mourinho as its new manager.

The 58-year-old, who is to replace Paulo Fonseca, signed until June 2024.

β€œThe club is delighted to announce an agreement has been reached with Jose Mourinho for him to become our new head coach ahead of the 2021-22 season,” the club said on its official Twitter handle.

Fonseca, 48, will leave his job as Roma coach at the end of the season, the Serie A club confirmed on Tuesday.

The Portuguese joined the club in 2019 on a two-year contract with the option for a third year if the club reached the Champions League next season.

The club finished fifth in Serie A last campaign and are currently seventh, nine points behind city rivals Lazio who sit sixth and have a game in hand.

Mourinho, one of the most successful coaches in the history of the sport, has won 25 major trophies in his career to date.

The list of clubs he has previously managed includes FC Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

β€œThank you to the Friedkin family for choosing me to lead this great club and to be part of their vision,” Mourinho said.

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