Serie A

Twitter Reacts as AS Roma Announce Jose Mourinho as Their Head Coach From Next Season

Ali Shibil Roshan
The Special One will be the AS Roma manager next season
The Special One will be the AS Roma manager next season / Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho will be back in a managerial role next season as AS Roma confirmed on Tuesday the appointment of the Portuguese tactician on a three-year contract.

The Serie A outfit had earlier today announced the incumbent Paulo Fonseca would be leaving the club at the end of the ongoing season.

Mourinho, who is one of the most decorated managers in world football, was previously at Tottenham Hotspur, who signed him to replace Mauricio Pochettino midway through the 2019-20 season. The Premier League side, however, sacked the 58-year-old last month, following a poor run of form in the second half of the season.

Mourinho, though, will be back in a managerial role at the start of the next season, as has been confirmed by Roma, who will be the second Italian side to be managed by the Special One. He had been the Inter Milan coach from 2008-10, where he won the Champions League once and the Serie A twice.

"After meetings with the ownership, I immediately understood the full extent of their ambitions for AS Roma. The incredible passion of the Roma fans convinced me to accept the job and I cannot wait to start next season. Daje Roma!" Mourinho said, confirming the development.

Meanwhile, AS Roma sit seventh in the Serie A points table at the moment, and they have also reached the Europa League semi-final, where they have been battered 6-2 in the first leg by Manchester United, one of Mourinho's former sides.

Here's how Twitter reacted to the announcement: