Seasoned coach, Jose Mourinho, has explained why he accepted to be the new coach of AS Roma.
The club announced his appointment on Tuesday, saying they felt honoured and excited to have him.
While Mourinho too has expressed delight, he said the enthusiasm of Roma fans inspired him.
“Thank you to the Friedkin family for choosing me to lead this great club and to be part of their vision,” Mourinho said.
“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!”
The club made the announcement on Tuesday, weeks after Mourinho was sacked by Tottenham Hotspurs.
“We are thrilled and delighted to welcome José Mourinho into the AS Roma family,” club president Dan Friedkin and vice-president Ryan Friedkin said as seen on the club’s website.
“A great champion who has won trophies at every level, José will provide tremendous leadership and experience to our ambitious project.
“The appointment of José is a huge step in building a long-term and consistent winning culture throughout the club.”