An outgoing Roma boss helps Mourinho to succeed once more in Italy

Leaving Roma boss Paulo Fonseca has backed Jose Mourinho to do a ‘great job’ in Roma when he arrives subsequent season.

On Tuesday, Mourinho was introduced because the new head coach on the Stadio Olimpico, just weeks after his dismissed by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.

In the meantime, Fonseca will focus on Roma’s Serie A marketing campaign and the Europa League.


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Later this week they host Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United within the second leg of their Europa League semi-final.

The Red Devils have a 6-2 mixture lead because of a beautiful exhibition at Old Trafford.

Edinson Cavani and Paul Pogba starred as they took an enormous step in the direction of European glory.

When requested about Mourinho on the pre-match press conference, Fonseca said: “For me, professionalism is one thing I feel is essential.

“I am tremendous, I am focusing on issues right here just like I used to be the primary day I bought right here.

“I am very motivated. I need to do the best I can for Roma so long as I am nonetheless right here.

“Mourinho is a great coach, everybody is aware of that, and I am certain he’ll do a great job right here.”

Talking in regards to the second leg conflict, he added: “Clearly beating Manchester United by 4 goals just isn’t simple – however I’ve seen a variety of issues occur in football.

“Nothing is unattainable. I feel something can occur.

“I am anticipating a troublesome recreation. Going up against Manchester United is at all times very troublesome.

“They’ve a superb benefit within the first leg however we need to win the sport. We need to struggle till the very end. ”

Roma might be Mourinho’s seventh job outside of Portugal. He gained trophies in each team earlier than his spell with Spurs, together with the Champions League at Inter in 2009/10.

Mourinho made Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son a lethal duo and helped Spurs do just that reaching the Carabao Cup final earlier than dismissing him.

It was Spurs’ league kind that fell to him, as they slipped behind the likes of Chelsea and West Ham within the top 4 race.

Ryan Mason has grow to be interim head coach, with the north London side but to seek out Mourinho’s long-term successor.

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