José Mourinho will not be unemployed for long. Fired from Tottenham barely two weeks ago, the technician had assured that he would quickly find a sideline. He was made for that and being inactive is unbearable for him. We can say that he very quickly found a buyer. If he will take on the role of consultant to English media such as Talk Sport and The Times during the Euro, he will above all be the new coach of Roma next season.
Without making any noise upstream, the news was instantly made official by the Italian club. “AS Roma is pleased to announce that José Mourinho will be the new technical director of the first team from the 2021-22 season! An agreement has been reached with the coach who will bind him to the club until June 30, 2024 “, unveils the Louve press release on its website. After his very successful stint at Inter between 2008 and 2010, the 58-year-old Portuguese is back in Italy.
– AS Roma (@OfficialASRoma) May 4, 2021
Roma want to bounce back, Mourinho too
“José Mourinho is a champion who has won trophies at all levels. He will provide leadership and extraordinary experience for our ambitious project. The signing of José represents a big step forward in building a winning, solid and lasting mentality in our club ”, complete the club. He had also announced a little earlier in the morning the departure at the end of the current exercise of Paulo Fonseca, after two seasons on the sidelines and a mixed experience.
With the arrival of a big name on its sidelines, Roma hope to find the peaks that have been fleeing for a few seasons. After reaching the semi-final of the Champions League in 2018, a lot of executives like Alisson or Nainggolan left. The rest was complicated for Di Francesco, Ranieri and then Fonseca, who managed to take the Romans to 5th place in Serie A last season. Currently 7th in the championship, Roma is a little consoled with a semi-final of the Europa League. She needs to bounce back, Mourinho also after his successive failures at Manchester United and Tottenham.