Jose Mourinho will officially take over at AS Roma next season, after receiving assurance that he will be given material time to achieve success and power over transfers.
Tiago Pinto, Roma’s Portuguese general manager, is said to be a strong Mourinho admirer and contacted the Portuguese about a week after his sack. Dan Friedkin, club’s president, and vice-president, Ryan Friedkin, flew to Portugal to meet José.
The spell in Italy will mark José’s return to Italy after eleven years, the last time he was in the country – he won the treble with Inter Milan. Although he was open to Nerazzurri fans at the time, that he’d probably return to the country someday to coach one of their rivals.
He is off Spurs’ grounds, but still on the books
Spurs sacked Jose Mourinho with seventeen months at the helm, and will reportedly pay a hefty fee for that. According to Sky Sport Italia, they will pay a fragment of Mourinho’s salary in his first season in Rome.
Mourinho penned his €7million-a-year on Monday, which is way less than €16million-a-year Tottenham used to pay him. However, according to the reports, José will still earn the latter – as Spurs will pay the difference to match his salary in the first year at Stadio Olimpico.
This will also have an impact on Mourinho’s financials, as it will bring a 50 percent tax discount which applies to individuals who haven’t lived in Italy for the last three years and move their fiscal residency to the country for atleast a couple of years.