José Mourinho announced as new Roma head coach

Roma have announced this afternoon that Portuguese manager José Mourinho will take charge from the start of next season. The former Tottenham Hotspur manager will return to Serie A more than a decade after his treble-winning spell at Inter, despite reports in the past few weeks pointing to Maurizio Sarri being the likeliest to take over in the capital.

The Giallorossi had released a statement earlier today announcing that current head coach Paulo Fonseca would leave at the end of the season, after a disappointing run that saw the club drop out of the top four in the second half of the season.

Fabrizio Romano reports that the 58-year-old has penned a three-year deal. On an Instagram post on his official account, the former Porto, Real Madrid and Chelsea manager explained that he had met with the Roma ownership and management and spoke of the club’s ambition and the fans’ passion as reasons for joining.

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