Serie A: Jose Mourinho Appointed AS Roma Manager

Roma has named Jose Mourinho as their new manager on a three-year deal from the start of the 2021-22 season.

The 58-year-old former Chelsea boss replaces fellow Portuguese Paulo Fonseca, who Roma announced earlier on Tuesday would leave at the end of the current season.

Mourinho was sacked as Tottenham Hotspur boss on 19 April after 17 months in charge.

“Thank you to the Friedkin family for choosing me to lead this great club and to be part of their vision,” said Mourinho, who has also managed Inter Milan, Chelsea, Manchester United and Real Madrid outside his homeland.

“After meetings with the ownership and Tiago Pinto, I immediately understood the full extent of their ambitions. It is the same ambition and drive that has always motivated me and together we want to build a winning project.

“The incredible passion of the Roma fans convinced me to accept the job and I cannot wait to start next season.”

Roma are seventh in Serie A and in danger of missing out of European football next season. Mourinho who suffered 10 league defeats in a single campaign for the first time in his managerial career in his last job will be tasked with returning the capital club to the summit of Italian football.