Mourinho was this week appointed as Roma’s head coach for next season, replacing Paulo Fonseca. It is a return to Italy for a coach who celebrated the treble with Inter in 2009-10 before departing, having also won the league in the previous campaign. Mourinho won 62.0 per cent of his 108 games in charge of the Nerazzurri, yet standards have since slipped. The Portuguese lasted only 86 matches at Tottenham, winning a disappointing 51.2 per cent, before his dismissal last month. But Sforza, who reached the 1997 UEFA Cup final with Inter, believes both Mourinho and Italian football can benefit from their reunion. For Roma, who are without a Scudetto in 20 years and have not claimed a major trophy since 2008, the appointment might herald a long-awaited era of success. “Mourinho is Mourinho. He will always remain the ‘Special One’,” Sforza told Stats Perform. “You can’t turn down an offer by AS Roma, and Italy is also a country where he has won everything. I also think that Mourinho fits in well in Italy mentality-wise. “Roma is a team with a big tradition and they will build a new stadium. They have fantastic fans, so that fits. “I also… Read full this story
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