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Jose Mourinho to take over as Serie A club AS Roma manager from 2021-22 season

Jose Mourinho, who was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur last month, will return to Italy after a 10-year gap as he will take over as the manager of AS Roma from the 2021-22 season.

Weeks after Spurs exit, Jose Mourinho lands AS Roma manager job (Reuters Photo)

Weeks after Spurs exit, Jose Mourinho lands AS Roma manager job (Reuters Photo)

Italian side AS Roma on Tuesday announced that Jose Mourinho will take over as their manager from the 2021-22 season. The decision comes hours after they said coach Paulo Fonseca will leave his role at the end of the current campaign.

“The club are delighted to announce an agreement has been reached with Jose Mourinho for him to become our new head coach ahead of the 2021-22 season,:” AS Roma said in a statement.

Notably, Jose Mourinho was sacked as the coach of Tottenham Hotspur in April, after 17 months in charge of the London-based Premier League side. Spurs were top of the league in December before they dropped down the standings that led to the sacking of Mourinho.

Notably, AS Roma will become Mourinho’s second stint in Itlay after his successful outing with Inter Milan from 2008 to 2010.

Mourinho’s decision to agree to the Roma coaching role comes days after he told a British newspaper that he was in no hurry to return to coaching next year. “I have no plans. I’m going on with my normal life. I feel fresh. I feel calm. I’m on holiday. I have more time to be doing my homework and analysis,” Mourinho had said in an interview win The Times.

“I’ll wait to be back in football. Not just for the right club, but for the right culture. Maybe next season is premature, we will see,” he added.

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