Jose Mourinho was appointed Roma manager from the start of the 2021-22 season.
The 58-year-old will replace fellow Portuguese Paulo Fonseca, whom Roma announced on Tuesday he would quit at the end of the current season.
Mourinho was sacked as Tottenham Hotspur boss on April 19 and had said he would “wait until he is back in football” after his dismissal.
He signed a three-year contract with Roma, seventh in Serie A.
“Thank you to the Friedkin family for choosing me to lead this great club and to be a part of their vision,” said Mourinho, who has also managed Inter Milan, Chelsea, Manchester United and Real Madrid outside his home. native country.
“After meetings with the owners and Tiago Pinto, I immediately understood the full extent of their ambitions. It is the same ambition and the same motivation that have always motivated me and together we want to build a winning project.
“The incredible passion of the Roma fans convinced me to take the job and I can’t wait to start next season. “
Mourinho was sacked after 17 months at the helm of Spurs after a poor second half of the season in which they rose from the top of the table outside European places.
This season, Mourinho suffered 10 league losses in a single campaign for the first time in his managerial career.
“When Jose became available we immediately jumped at the opportunity to speak with one of the greatest managers of all time,” said Roma general manager Pinto.
“We were blown away by Jose’s desire to win and his passion for the game: no matter how many trophies he won, his main goal is always the following. He has the knowledge, experience and leadership to compete at all levels.
“We know that to build a successful sports project, it takes time, patience and the right people in the right positions. We are convinced that Jose will be the perfect coach for our project, for our immediate and long term future. ”
|Porto (2002-04)||Primeira Liga (x2), Champions League, UEFA Cup (now Europa League), Portuguese Cup|
|Chelsea (2004-07 et 2013-15)||Premier League (x3), FA Cup, League Cup (x3)|
|Inter Milan (2008-10)||Serie A (x2), Champions League, Italian Cup|
|Real Madrid (2010-13)||La Liga, Copa del Rey|
|Manchester United (2016-18)||Europa League, League Cup|