Jose Mourinho has been appointed as Roma head coach for next season, dismissed
as Tottenham boss just over two weeks ago, the 58-year-old has made a swift return
to the game after penning a three-year contract with the Giallorossi.
The announcement of his appointment by Roma came just hours after the club
confirmed that current boss Paulo Fonseca would depart at the end of the current
campaign. It will be the Portuguese manager’s second spell in Serie A
after he spent two seasons with Inter Milan before leaving to join Real Madrid in 2010.
Fans have taken to social media to express their feelings on the appointment of the
Portuguese tactician, with many, shocked with his quick return to management.
“After meetings with the ownership and Tiago Pinto, I immediately understood the full
extent of their ambitions for AS Roma,” Mourinho told the club’s website.
“It is the same ambition and drive that has always motivated me and together we
want to build a winning project over the upcoming years.
The incredible passion of the Roma fans convinced me to accept the job and I cannot
wait to start next season.
Mourinho won consecutive Serie A titles with Inter, completing a treble –
that included a Champions League triumph – in his final season with the club.