Why Jose Mourinho joining Roma could actually be good news for Tottenham

It did not take Jose Mourinho to find a new job in management as he was swiftly announced as Roma’s new boss on Tuesday.

The 58-year-old departed Tottenham just 15 days ago, but will be heading back to Italy next season when he takes over at the helm of the Serie A club.


Jose Mourinho was announced as the new Roma boss on Tuesday

And this is good news for Spurs, according to a report by Football.London, who state the Lilywhites will benefit financially from Mourinho finding a job so quickly.

They claim the Portuguese was put on ‘gardening leave’ and the club would be paying his wages for a set amount of time, believed to be up to 18 months, or until he found a new job.

Mourinho was said to be on around £10.5million a year at the club.

He has happy memories from his time in Italy as he won the treble with Inter Milan during his last spell in Serie A.

Mourinho won the treble the last time he was in Italy


Mourinho won the treble the last time he was in Italy

“Thank you to the Friedkin family for choosing me to lead this great club and to be part of their vision,” he said in a statement.

“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!”

talkSPORT has a special new signing

Richard Pelham

talkSPORT has a special new signing

You can hear more from Mourinho this summer on talkSPORT as the legendary manager will be part of our Euro 2020 coverage.


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