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Official: Jose Mourinho finds managerial job in Serie A

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Not long after leaving England, the Portuguese tactician makes his return to a country where he enjoyed immense success previously.

Jose Mourinho has been appointed as the AS Roma manager for the 2021/22 season.

Mourinho has made a quick return to football after being relieved of his Tottenham managerial duties on April 19. He had been successful with every club he had managed but, sacked nine days before the Football League Cup final, was unable to end Spurs’ trophy drought.

He has had a memorable time in Italy previously, having guided Inter Milan to a treble in 2010.

The Portuguese is now set to take over from his compatriot Paulo Fonseca, who will leave Roma at the end of this season.

“Thank you to the Friedkin family for choosing me to lead this great club and to be part of their vision,” the official club website quotes Mourinho.

“After meetings with the ownership and 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.

“In the meantime, I wish Paulo Fonseca all the best and I hope the media appreciate that I will only speak further in due course. Daje Roma!”

Roma, who suffered an embarrassing 6-2 defeat against Manchester United in the Europa League semi-final first-leg, are seventh in the Serie A standings, nine points behind European spots.