Jose Mourinho appointed Roma manager after Tottenham sacking in surprise return

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Roma have confirmed the shock appointment of Jose Mourinho just over two weeks on from his departure at Tottenham. The Italian club have issued a statement announcing the news just three hours after confirming that Paulo Fonseca will be leaving his position as manager at the end of the season.

Roma said: “OFFICIAL: 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.”

Mourinho was sacked by Tottenham chief Daniel Levy last month after the 2-2 draw at Everton.

Tottenham wished Mourinho well upon sacking him last month, with Daniel Levy saying: “Jose and his coaching staff have been with us through some of our most challenging times as a club.

“Jose is a true professional who showed enormous resilience during the pandemic.

“On a personal level I have enjoyed working with him and regret that things have not worked out as we both had envisaged.

“He will always be welcome here and we should like to thank him and his coaching staff for their contribution.”

Tottenham star Heung-min Son claimed on Tuesday that he was ‘sad’ to see Mourinho leave Tottenham without achieving success.

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