Without a league title since 2001, Roma are no longer the force they once were and last won a trophy of any kind in 2008.
Explaining why he accepted the invitation to become the club’s new coach, Mourinho said:
“After meetings with the ownership and Tiago Pinto (Roma General Manager), 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. The incredible passion of the Roma fans convinced me to accept the job and I cannot wait to start next season.
“The incredible passion of the Roma fans convinced me to accept the job and I cannot wait to start next season.
In the meantime, I wish Paulo Fonseca all the best and I hope the media appreciate that I will only speak further in due course.”