- Jose Mourinho has been appointed manager of Italian side AS Roma, the club said in a statement
- This is coming exactly two weeks after the Portuguese tactician was fired at Tottenham
- Roma claim that the 'Special One' has agreed to become their new head coach ahead of the 2021-22 season
Roma have confirmed an agreement has been reached with Jose Mourinho for him to become their new head coach ahead of the 2021-22 season.
This is coming barely two weeks after the Portuguese manager was fired at English Premier League club Tottenham.
He led Spurs to win just one of their last six matches across all competitions in charge, suffering an early exit from the Europa League and slipping five points behind West Ham United in the top-four race in the process.
The 58-year-old hinted that he was going to return to action as soon as possible when he said:
"No need, no need for breaks or recharged batteries. I'm always in football."
And after just two weeks, Italian giants AS Roma announced they have signed the manager ahead of the 2021-2022 season. The club said in a statement:
"The club are delighted to announce an agreement has been reached with Jose Mourinho for him to become our new head coach ahead of the 2021-22 season."
He will now replace Paulo Fonseca when he steps down from the Italian club at the end of the season. Roma's general manager Tiago Pinto said via Mirror:
“When José became available, we immediately jumped at the chance to speak with one of the greatest managers of all time.
“We were blown away by José’s desire to win and his passion for the game: no matter how many trophies he has won, his primary focus is always on the next one. He possesses the knowledge, experience and leadership to compete at all levels."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Gareth Bale grabbed his first hat-trick since his return to Tottenham Hotspur this season in their 4-0 triumph over relegated Sheffield United at White Hart Lane on Sunday, May 2.
He immediately took a swipe on ousted manager Jose Mourinho who was let go at the club.
It was a remarkable night for the 31-year-old whose contract expires at the end of this season after firing the North Londoners to fifth on the Premier League table.