The Italian football club, Roma, announced today, Tuesday, that it has appointed Jose Mourinho as coach of his team for the next season, in an attempt to recover the team from failure, and to reproduce the veteran coach’s successful experience with Inter Milan more than 10 years ago.
The decision came after the club announced earlier today that it had separated and agreed with its coach Paolo Fonseca, who is also Portuguese, at the end of the current season, after he failed to reserve a seat for the team in the European Championships for the next season, as Roma ranks seventh in the Italian league with 55 points, a difference 9 points behind Lazio VI, although he played a lesser game.
Mourinho achieved great success when he took over as Inter Milan coach in 2008, where he led him to win 5 championships in just two years, where he won the Italian League title for two consecutive seasons (2008-2009 and 2009-2010), the Italian Cup (2010) and the Italian Super Cup (2008), in addition to His biggest achievement was winning the Champions League in 2010 before moving to coach Real Madrid.
“We are happy and excited about Jose Mourinho joining the Roma family. He is a great champion who has won titles at all levels. Jose will add tremendous experience and leadership to our ambitious project,” said Dan Friedkin, president and vice president of Roma.
Mourinho previously coached the Portuguese clubs Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United, and he was released from London by Tottenham Hotspur last month after 17 months of assuming the job.
Mourinho said, “After my meeting with the owners and with Thiago Pinto (General Manager of Rome), I immediately understood the size of their ambitions for the club … the same ambitions and motives that have always driven me. We will work together to build a successful project in the coming years.
“The excitement of the Roma fans is what drove me to accept the task, and I am eager to start work next season,” he added.