Former Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has joined Italian side AS Roma on a three-year deal that ends June 2014.
Speaking on the news, Mourinho confirms that upon discussion with the management, he full understood their ambition and that he cannot wait to join come next season.
“After meetings with the ownership, I immediately understood the full extent of their ambitions for AS Roma. The incredible passion of the Roma fans convinced me to accept the job and I cannot wait to start next season. Daje Roma!” confirmed Fabrizio Romano.
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“The 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.” Said AS Roma
The news comes barely a month after the former Real Madrid coach was sacked from Tottenham following a poor string of results. After his exit, he did not reveal his next move telling the press that he had nothing to say.
At AS Roma he will replace fellow Portuguese coach Paulo Fonseca who has been linked with a move to Arsenal if Mikel Arteta fails to make it through the Europa League clash against Villareal on Thursday.
Former Arsenal midfielder Santi Carzola has warned against sacking Arteta terming him as the right choice for the Gunners given his ambition and project for the club. AS Roma are also in the Europa League and will host Manchester United on Thursday.