Details of Jose Mourinho contract as new AS Roma Manager has emerged.
NewsOne Nigeria reports that former Tottenham Hotspurs Manager, Jose Mourinho, has been named as the new Roma boss ahead of next season.
This online news platform understands that Mourinho’s appointment is coming after the Special One was sacked by Spurs just two weeks ago after 17 months in charge with Tottenham’s chances of qualifying for Europe hanging in the balance.
The Italian side announced Paulo Fonseca would leave the club at the end of the season earlier on Tuesday before confirming the Portuguese would be his replacement on a three-year deal ahead of the 2021-22 campaign.
Details of Jose Mourinho contract
The Sun reports that Roma agreed a deal to pay the 58-year-old £5m-per-year, meaning Spurs will have to fork out £10m just to watch him manage another club.
The fact Mourinho has taken a new job actually saves Tottenham some cash as they would have been paying him the full £15m next season if he hadn’t been given more work.
NewsOne Nigeria reports that Mourinho has already signed on as SunSport’s columnist for the delayed Euros and will also be heard on talkSPORT during the summer tournament.
Dan Friedkin, Roma president and vice president Ryan Friedkin said: “We are thrilled and delighted to welcome José Mourinho into the AS Roma family.
“A great champion who has won trophies at every level, José will provide tremendous leadership and experience to our ambitious project.
“The appointment of José is a huge step in building a long-term and consistent winning culture throughout the club.”
Mourinho was relieved of his duties at Spurs just six days before the Carabao Cup final which the club lost 1-0 to Manchester City under the guidance of interim boss Ryan Mason, 29.
The former Manchester United and Chelsea boss said the vision of a winning project and the passion of the Roma fans attracted him to the role in Serie A.
Mourinho previously managed Inter Milan in the Italian league and signed off with a treble in 2010 with Roma coincidentally being the last side to defeat his Inter team in Serie A.