José Mourinho: the former Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham coach will take charge of Fenerbahce | football news

Jose Mourinho will sign a two-year contract with Fenerbahce after verbally agreeing to take charge of the Turkish Super Lig team.

Mourinho is not yet in Istanbul but the procedures for an agreement are being finalized that will include the option to extend his stay until the summer of 2027.

Fenerbahce recorded 99 points and lost only once in the Super Lig this season, but still finished second behind city rivals Galatasaray, prompting the departure of head coach Ismail Kartal.

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Relive some of José Mourinho’s most famous moments

Fenerbahce will enter the Champions League in the second qualifying round next season and Mourinho is understood to see the move as an exciting challenge.

The Istanbul team is one of the most successful in the history of Turkish football, but has not won the title since 2014.

Mourinho has been out of a job since being fired by Roma in January after two and a half seasons in charge.

The 61-year-old has won 21 major honors during his spells with Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Roma, while leading Tottenham to the Carabao Cup final before being sacked in 2021.

Mourinho is the only coach to have won the Champions League, the Europa League and the Conference League.

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Jose Mourinho was caught in the crowd at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in March, where he commented on his coaching future.

speaking to sky sports In March, at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Mourinho said: “Roma were great because we did two European finals in two years – that’s difficult at a club that never did it.”

“I have to wait for the right opportunity. I want to work tomorrow if possible, but I don’t want to make the wrong decision.”

Mourinho’s Fenerbahce squad will include Fred, the midfielder who signed for Manchester United in 2018.

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