‘Fans, I’m Coming,’ Mourinho Set To Arrive In Rome

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(FILES) In this file picture taken on March 4, 2021, Tottenham Hotspur’s Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho appears on through the English Premier League soccer match between Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur at Craven Cottage in London. Jose Mourinho was appointed new coach of AS Roma for the subsequent three seasons, the Italian membership introduced in a press release on May 4, 2021.
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Jose Mourinho’s period as Roma coach is ready to start with the Portuguese attributable to contact down within the Italian capital on Friday.

“AS Roma fans I’m about to pack my bags. See you soon,” Mourinho stated in a video posted in English and Italian by the membership on social media.

Mourinho is anticipated to reach within the metropolis within the afternoon.

The 58-year-old returns to Italy, the place he left as a hero again in 2010 after main Inter Milan to the treble — Champions League, Serie A and Coppa Italia.

 

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Portuguese soccer coach Jose Mourinho waves from a automotive upon his arrival at Rome’s Ciampino airport on July 2, 2021. (Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP)

Mourinho had solely been out of labor for 15 days after leaving Tottenham two months in the past earlier than his return to Serie A was introduced on a three-year deal.

His departure from Spurs marked the primary time because the early years of his managerial profession in Portugal that the self-declared ‘Special One’ left a membership with out profitable any silverware.

Mourinho has claimed 25 main trophies in his profession and joins a membership that hasn’t received Serie A since 2001.

As effectively as his triumphs with Inter he received the Champions League in 2004 and two Portuguese league titles with Porto, three Premier League titles with Chelsea and La Liga with Real Madrid in 2012.

He additionally led Manchester United to the Europa League in 2017.

In Rome, he replaces fellow Portuguese Paulo Fonseca who left the membership after two seasons.

 

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Football followers collect holding AS Roma membership flags for the arrival of Portuguese soccer coach Jose Mourinho at Rome’s Ciampino airport on July 2, 2021.   (Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP)

 

The three-time Italian champions, who’re trophyless since 2008, completed seventh in Serie A final season.

Fonseca changed Claudio Ranieri, who had a short spell as coach after Eusebio Di Francesco was sacked in January 2019.

Di Francesco had guided the membership to the Champions League semi-finals in 2018.

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