Roma project excites Mourinho

05 May 2021 00:51:21 GMTPlus10

Jose Mourinho believes he can "build a winning project" at Roma after agreeing to take charge ahead of the 2021-22 season.

Mourinho has only been out of work for just over two weeks after Tottenham confirmed his departure on 19th April.

The Portuguese claimed he would "wait to be back in football" following his termination in north London, however, the 58-year-old has wasted little time in committing to a new club.

Roma announced on Tuesday that current head coach Paulo Fonseca is leaving at the end of the term, just hours before they confirmed Mourinho would be taking the reins on a three-year contract.

"On behalf of everyone at AS Roma, we would like to thank Paulo Fonseca for his hard work and leadership over the past two years," said club chairman Dan Friedkin.

Mourinho has experience of Serie A after enjoying a hugely successful spell in charge of Inter Milan between 2008 and 2010, winning the Champions League, two league titles and the Coppa Italia.

The Giallorossi, who face one of Mourinho's former employers in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final tie on Thursday, sit seventh in Serie A after failing to win in four games.

The Special One insists he was convinced by the ambition of Roma's owners and is excited to get to work this summer.

Mourinho told Roma's official website: "After meetings with the ownership and Tiago Pinto, I immediately understood the full extent of their ambitions for AS Roma. It is the same ambition and drive that has always motivated me and together we want to build a winning project over the upcoming years."

Roma can be backed at 4.00 to beat Manchester United, who are priced at 1.83, at the Stadio Olimpico, while the draw is available at 4.00.

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