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Serie A: Roma boss Paulo Fonseca backs successor Jose Mourinho to succeed

Mourinho signed a three-year contract on Tuesday and can take cost of the Serie A membership after Fonseca noticed the marketing campaign underway.

File picture of Jose Mourinho. AP

Rome: Paulo Fonseca has helped Jose Mourinho thrive at Roma when the previous Tottenham boss takes over as supervisor on the finish of this season.

Mourinho signed a three-year contract on Tuesday and can take cost of the Serie A membership after Fonseca noticed the marketing campaign underway.

Laid off after simply 17 months at Tottenham and in addition laid off in his two earlier jobs at Manchester United and Chelsea, Mourinho has been referred to as a managerial dinosaur getting ready to extinction.

He fell out with a number of senior gamers at Tottenham and reportedly left the staff tired of their inflexible ways and coaching classes.

Regardless of these criticisms, Fonseca insists the previous Champions League winner can have a big effect on underperforming Roma, who’re at the moment seventh in Serie A.

“Mourinho is a superb coach, everybody is aware of that, and I am positive he’ll do an amazing job right here,” mentioned Fonseca.

Mourinho, who received the treble with Inter Milan in 2010, was solely out of labor for 15 days after leaving Tottenham earlier than the announcement of his return to Serie A.

Fonseca dismissed claims that his impending arrival was a distraction.

“For me, professionalism is one thing that I take into account essential,” he mentioned.

“I am nice, I am targeted on issues right here, identical to I used to be the primary day I obtained right here.

“I am motivated. I need to do my finest for Roma so long as I am right here.”

However that is hardly a great preparation for Thursday’s Europa League semi-final second leg semi-final towards Manchester United in Rome.

United are set to succeed in the ultimate in Gdansk after beating Roma 6-2 in final week’s semi-final first leg at Outdated Trafford.

“Clearly it is not straightforward to beat Manchester United by 4 targets, however I’ve seen lots taking place in soccer,” Fonseca mentioned of Roma’s return possibilities.

“Nothing is inconceivable. I imagine something can occur.

“I count on a troublesome sport. Going through Manchester United is all the time very tough.

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

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