Official: Mourinho's next club confirmed

Serie A

AS Roma have announced that Jose Mourinho has been appointed as the club's new manager starting from next season.

Serie A giants Roma have confirmed that Mourinho will serve as the club's new manager next season after the Portuguese tactician was appointed as the replacement for outgoing coach Paulo Fonseca.

"We are delighted and excited to welcome Jose Mourinho to the AS Roma family," I Giallorossi president Dan Friedkin and vice-president Ryan Friedkin said in a joint statement. 

"Jose is a champion who has won trophies at every level and will ensure extraordinary leadership and experience for our ambitious project. The signing of Jose represents a great step forward in building a winning, solid and lasting mentality in our Club."

Mourinho's appointment comes less than a month after he was sacked by Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur, and will see him return to Italy for the first time since his trophy-laden spell with Inter Milan. 

"I thank the Friedkin family for choosing me to lead this great club and for making me part of their vision," he said following the announcement. 

"After comparing myself with the owners and with Tiago Pinto, I immediately understood how high the ambition of this club is. This aspiration and this drive are the same ones that have always motivated me and together we want to build a winning path in the years to come. 

"The incredible passion of the Roma fans convinced me to accept the job and I can't wait to start next season. At the same time, I wish Paulo Fonseca the best of luck and ask the media to understand that I will only make statements in due course. Daje Roma!"

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