It has only taken a month for Jose Mourinho, ex-Tottenham boss, to find a new job in the footballing world. His next stop is Serie A side, AS Roma.
Not long after announcing that the current manager, Paulo Fonseca, will leave his role at AS Roma at the end of the season did it take for news to break about his potential and confirmed replacement, Jose Mourinho.
The ex-Spurs gaffer spent just about a month on leave without a job following his sudden but predicted sacking at the North London club. He was replaced by the interim manager, Ryan Mason.
Jose Mourinho has been appointed as the new manager of Serie A side Roma. Mourinho was sacked by Tottenham last month after a disappointing season.
But he will now replace Paulo Fonseca when he steps down from the Italian club at the end of the season.
Quick out and quick in for Jose Mourinho
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Back in November 2019, the three-time Premier League champion manager was brought into Spurs to replace the now PSG boss, Mauricio Pochettino.
He was brought in to produce some sort of silverware and start a new successful era at the state-of-the-art Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Unfortunately, things did not go according to plan and the club continues on its 13-year trophy drought.
After getting them to at least one final of the four competitions the North London side was involved in, he was sacked before he could bring home gold in the EFL Cup.
AS Roma club statement released on Tuesday:
The club are delighted to announce an agreement has been reached with Jose Mourinho for him to become our new head coach ahead of the 2021-22 season. (Via: mirror.co.uk)
This is why many feel it was quite sudden and a mistimed sacking by principal owner Daniel Levy. Harry Kane and co., led by the man in charge until the end of the season, could only claim a silver medal following their 1-0 loss to the Carabao Cup kings, Manchester City.
It took Jose Mourinho 17 months to lose his job in England with many under the impression it would be a long period out of the game for the Portuguese – considering he was fired for the third time by a Premier League club since 2015.
Jose Mourinho has the last laugh over Spurs
Mourinho, who had a 51% win rate at Spurs, has clearly got the last laugh. The Premier League club frantically searches for a long-term replacement for Jose and here in less than a month, he must start packing for Italy to take on another new challenge.
Yes, it will come down to who wins the first piece of silverware; him with Roma or the club he left with half a chance at European football for next season. Until then, it’s the treble winner who smiles all the way to the bank.
However, it must be stated, His job in Serie A is far from easy as he will undoubtedly have his work cut out for him. With four games left to play in the Italian top flight, Roma’s chances of European football are quite none existent.
He will have to revitalise them and bring them back to the Champions League and top of the table – in a hope they will once again fight for top honours. They currently sit seventh on 55 points with 16 wins, seven draws, and 11 losses.
The most dreadful stat of them all is the Italian side is the worst conceding team of the top 10 Serie A clubs this season.
Mourinho will need to stop the leaks at the back, something he is supposed to be renowned for but was unable to do in the Premier League with Tottenham before part ways.