Jose Mourinho has been appointed Roma head coach on a three-year deal set to begin at the start of the next season.
The Portuguese manager returns to Serie A, having won successive titles with Inter Milan before departing for Real Madrid in 2010.
Roma announced his appointment hours after the club confirmed that current boss Paulo Fonseca would leave at the end of the ongoing season.
Tottenham sacked Mourinho in April after just 17 months in charge of the Premier League side.
It will be the Portuguese second spell in Serie A, after he spent two seasons with Inter Milan before leaving to join Real Madrid in 2010.
Jose Mourinho spoke briefly to Gary Cotterill about his future plans after he was sacked as manager of Tottenham Hotspur and said then he would not be out of the game for long.
“After meetings with the ownership and Tiago Pinto, I immediately understood the full extent of their ambitions for AS Roma,” Mourinho told the club’s website.
“It is the same ambition and drive that has always motivated me and together we want to build a winning project over the upcoming years.
“The incredible passion of the Roma fans convinced me to accept the job and I cannot wait to start next season,” he added.