ROME: Jose Mourinho has been appointed Roma coach on a three -year contract starting next season, the Serie A club announced today.
Mourinho, who was sacked by Premier League club Tottenham last month, will replace compatriot Paulo Fonseca, who will leave Roma at the end of the season.
Mourinho returned to Italy which saw him lead Inter Milan to the treble in 2010.
The 58-year-old also lifted the Champions League with Porto in 2004, three English Premier League titles with Chelsea as well as the La Liga trophy with Real Madrid in 2012.
Mourinho, who led Manchester United to the 2017 Europa League, signed a contract with Roma until June 30, 2024.
Mourinho has lifted 25 major trophies in his career to date and joined the Serie A club, which has not won anything since 2001.
“Thank you to the Friedkin family for choosing me to lead this great club challenge and be part of their vision,” Mourinho said in a statement.
“It’s the same ambition and determination that motivates me and we together want to build a winning project after this.
“The high patience of the Roma supporters convinced me to accept this post and I can’t wait for the start of next season,” he said.