José Mourinho will coach AS Roma for the next three seasons, the Italian club said in a statement on Tuesday.
He quickly bounced back. Fired by Tottenham two weeks ago, the Portuguese technician is back in Italy. After leading Inter Milan to the roof of Europe by winning the Champions League (2010), he will therefore move to the Italian capital.
“After talking to the owners, I immediately understood how high the ambition of this club is,” said José Mourinho. The incredible passion of the Roma fans convinced me to take the job. ”
The # ASRoma è lieta di annunciare che José Mourinho sarà il nuovo Responsabile Tecnico della Prima Squadra a partire dalla stagione 2021-22! pic.twitter.com/Brko17N56B
The Roman club, which includes Frenchman Jordan Veretout in its ranks, had recently formalized the end of the mission of his compatriot Paulo Fonseca, who had been appointed in June 2019.
Roma, currently 7th in Serie A, 9 points behind their rival, Lazio, yet with one more game played, no longer has any chance of qualifying for the Champions League. And heavily beaten in the semi-final first leg of the Europa League at Manchester United (2-6), the Roman club has very little chance of playing in a European Cup next season. The Giallorossi play their semi-final second leg on Thursday night at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.