Jose Mourinho ‘agrees to become Fenerbahce’s new manager on a two-year deal’… five months after his bitter sacking from Roma

  • Jose Mourinho is set to manage Turkish side Fenerbahce, according to reports
  • It is set to be his 11th managerial role after being sacked by Roma in January 
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Jose Mourinho has reportedly reached an agreement to become the new Fenerbahce on a two-year contract.

The Portuguese boss is set to replace Ismail Kartal at the Turkish giants, according to Gianluca Di Marzio, in what would be his 11th managerial role.

Mourinho succeeds the Turkish boss after Fener finished second in the Turkish Super Lig for the third successive year. 

It is believed that Mourinho is to return to the game after being sacked by Roma in January after two-and-a-half years.

It had been previously reported that Mourinho was a target Saudi Arabian club Al Qadsiah, but seemingly his next destination is Turkey.

Jose Mourinho has reportedly agreed a two-year-deal to become Fernerbahce’s new boss

The Turkish giants finished second in the Turkish Super Lig last season to rivals Galatasaray

The Turkish giants finished second in the Turkish Super Lig last season to rivals Galatasaray

The news comes just a day after it was revealed that the 61-year-old manager will join TNT Sports for the coverage of the Champions League final on Saturday 1 June.

‘The Special One’ had expressed interest in returning to management and looks to have secured a job five months after being let go by Roma.

He previously placed on record that he could see himself managing in Saudi Arabia in the future, when speaking to MBC Egypt.

He said: ‘I will go to Saudi Arabia in some free time, but I am convinced that I will work there. 

‘I don’t know when, but I am pretty sure of it. No one knows the future, but I will definitely do this. Doors are always open for me in Saudi Arabia. I want to feel the development there.’

However, it seems the time has not come yet, and he is set to arrive in Turkey after Fener brutally finished second in the league on a mammoth 99 points, but the tally was still three points shy of their bitter rivals Galatasaray.

Mourinho will be tasked with bringing glory back to Istanbul, and his track record speaks for itself.

Despite leaving Roma after a poor run of form earlier this year, the sacking came only eight months after he guided them to the UEFA Europa Conference League title. 

The legendary manager has only gone trophyless in one of his last seven roles in management. 

He has won multiple league titles in his career, triumphing in England with Chelsea, Italy with Inter Milan, and Spain with Real Madrid. He also brought home the Champions League  trophy in his final match with Inter in 2010.

More to follow.