It didn’t take Jose Mourinho to find a new managerial job as he was quickly announced on Tuesday as Roma’s new boss.
The 58-year-old left Tottenham just a fortnight ago, but will return to Italy next season when he takes charge of the Serie A club.
And that’s good news for Spurs, according to a report from Football London, which claims the Lilywhites will benefit financially from Mourinho’s job search so quick.
They claim the Portuguese has been put on ‘gardening leave’ and the club will pay his salary for a fixed period, up to 18 months, or until he finds a new job.
Mourinho is reportedly making around £ 10.5million a year at the club.
He has fond memories of his time in Italy when he won the treble with Inter Milan during his last stint in Serie A.
“Thank you to the Friedkin family for choosing me to lead this great club and be a part of their vision,” he said in a statement.
“After meetings with the property and Tiago Pinto, I immediately understood the full extent of their ambitions for AS Roma. It is the same ambition and the same dynamism that have always motivated me and together we want to build a winning project in the years to come.
“The incredible passion of the Roma fans convinced me to take the job and I can’t wait to start next season.
“In the meantime, I wish Paulo Fonseca the best of luck and I hope the media will appreciate to speak only more in due time. Daje Roma! “
You can hear more about Mourinho this summer on talkSPORT, as the legendary manager will be on our Euro 2020 coverage.