AS Roma have announced that Jose Mourinho will take over from Paulo Fonseca next season.
Mourinho, sacked by Premier League club Tottenham last month, will replace fellow Portuguese Paulo Fonseca who will leave Roma at the end of the current campaign.
Mourinho The Special One returns to Italy where he led Inter Milan to the treble in 2010.
He also won the Champions League with Porto in 2004 and three Premier League titles with Chelsea.
A statement on the club’s website read, “On behalf of everyone at AS Roma, we would like to thank Paulo Fonseca for his hard work and leadership over the past two years,” said club chairman Dan Friedkin.
“Paulo guided the team through many challenges, including the Covid pandemic and a change of ownership, and did so with selfless integrity and great character.
“We wish him all the best for his future endeavours and know that he will be a great asset wherever he goes.”
Tiago Pinto, the club’s General Manager (Football), added: “I would like to thank Paulo for all his work for the club over the last two seasons.
“Even if the results have not always been there on the pitch, we know that he has left many positive elements that will continue to help our development – like the many talented and young players he has encouraged and improved, and our progress in the Europa League this season.