Italian side AS Roma appoint Mourinho as new manager

Rome, May 4 (EFE).- Italian football club AS Roma on Tuesday announced they had appointed Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho was fired from his post at Tottenham Hotspur last month after just 17 months in charge.

Roma said he had signed a three-year contract with the Italian Serie A side that will run until June 2024.

“We are thrilled and delighted to welcome José Mourinho into the AS Roma family,” club president Dan Friedkin and vice-president Ryan Friedkin said.

“A great champion who has won trophies at every level, José will provide tremendous leadership and experience to our ambitious project.

“The appointment of José is a huge step in building a long-term and consistent winning culture throughout the club.”

The 58-year-old manager has previously led clubs like Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United.

He said: “After meetings with the ownership and (General Manager for Football)Tiago Pinto, I immediately understood the full extent of their ambitions for AS Roma. 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.”

As a manager, Mourinho has won two Champions League titles, three Premier League titles as well as top-flight titles in Spain, Italy and Portugal.

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