Roma announced the appointment of Jose as coach of the team starting next season, hours after announcing his separation from coach Paulo Fonseca after the end of the current season.
“After several meetings with the Roma owner and club manager, I immediately understood the full perception of the club’s ambitions, and it is the same ambition and motivation that always drives me,” Mourinho said in comments, most notably the website of his new club.
“Together, we want to build a successful project in the coming years,” the Portuguese coach added.
“The amazing passion of Roma fans convinced me to accept the job and I cannot wait for the start of next season.”
“I wish Paulo Fonseca all the best in the remaining matches, and I hope the media will appreciate that I will speak at the appropriate time,” Mourinho said.
The separation from Fonseca comes in light of the fluctuating performance of the team in the Italian league, as it ranks seventh in the table.
The 48-year-old Portuguese coach has led the Wolves in 96 games in all competitions, winning 50, drawing 19 and losing 27.
“When Mourinho became available, we immediately seized the opportunity to speak with one of the greatest coaches of all time,” Roma manager Thiago Pinto told his club’s website.
“We were stunned by his desire to win and his passion for the game. No matter how many titles he won, his main focus is always on the next tournament.”
Mourinho, 58, has won 25 titles in his career so far.
“Mourinho has the knowledge, experience and leadership to compete at all levels,” he continued.
“We know that in order to build a successful sports project, it takes time, patience and the right people in the right places. We are very confident that Jose will be the ideal coach for our project, whether in the near or distant future,” he added.
In the 2009-2010 season, Roma were the main contenders for Inter’s league title, and now Mourinho is the coach of the Wolves.
Mourinho led Inter between 2008 and 2010 in 108 wins in 67, lost 15 and drawn 26.
With the Nerazzurri shirt, he won 5 titles, including the historic trilogy, the League, Cup and Champions League 2009-2010.
Since then the Portuguese has led Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham before returning to Italy after 11 years.
Jose Mourinho was sacked as coach of Tottenham last month in a trial that lasted a year and a half.
In the Portuguese’s last experience with the London Roosters, he led the team in 86 matches, winning 44, losing 23, drawing 19, without winning any title.