Jose Mourinho Reacts To New Roma Job Appointment

Jose Mourinho will take charge of Roma from the start of next season having only recently left Tottenham.

And the Special One has declared his desire to “build a winning project” after being appointed as the next Roma manager.

The 58-year-old believes he and the Italian side share the same ambitions and he declared his intentions for Roma.

“Thank you to the Friedkin family for choosing me to lead this great club and to be part of their vision,” Mourinho told the club's website.

“After meetings with the ownership and Tiago Pinto, 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.

“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. Daje Roma!”

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Club president Dan Friedkin and vice-president Ryan Friedkin both declared their joy at appointing Mourinho as they target success in the Italian capital.

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