The Special One: Jose Mourinho appointed AS Roma manager

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The Special One: Jose Mourinho appointed AS Roma manager

AS Roma have appointed former Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho as their new head coach on a three-year contract starting 2021-22 season, the Italian Serie A club announced on Tuesday.

The Portuguese was sacked by Spurs on April 19 after a poor second half of the season in which they slipped from top of the Premier League to outside the European places.

In his two weeks away from the world of management, Mourinho signed up with British radio broadcaster talkSPORT and The Times newspaper to be part of their team of analysts for this year’s European Championship.

“After meetings with the ownership and Tiago Pinto, I immediately understood the full extent of their ambitions for AS Roma,” Mourinho said.

The former Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United boss arrives at the Italian capital as one of only five managers to lift the Champions League with two different clubs -- Porto and Inter.

Mourinho, the self-proclaimed Special One, also completed a historic treble with Inter in 2009-10 but in a recent interview with the Times said he would not hesitate joining any one of their rivals in the future.

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Date Posted: Tue, 4 May 2021, 06:04 pm

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