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Jose Mourinho To Introduce New 'Pre-Season Rules' At Roma Ahead Of Serie A Season

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Jose Mourinho To Introduce New 'Pre-Season Rules' At Roma Ahead Of Serie A Season

Jose Mourinho will introduce 'new rules' for Roma ahead of the new Serie A season, according to reports in Italy.

The 58-year-old Portuguese manager was axed from Tottenham in April after 17 months in charge at the Premier League club.

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However, Mourinho is in for a busy summer after he was snapped up by talkSPORT to become a pundit for Euro 2020.

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The Special One will also make a quick return to management after replacing fellow Portuguese Paulo Fonseca as the new Roma head coach.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Mourinho has 'started to dictate' his rules at Roma ahead of assuming his new coaching role on 1st July.

The Italian newspaper reports that the former Tottenham manager wants to hold part of Roma's pre-season abroad.

However, any Italian location has reportedly been ruled out for pre-season as Mourinho wants to 'maintain maximum privacy' around the Roma squad.

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Roma's owners, the Friedkin Group, are reportedly set to meet Mourinho's demands and are 'in talks' with organisers over a location in Styria, Austria.

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Another of the Special One's requests include his desire to see Roma play three friendly matches in one week, according to reports.

But reports suggest that the Serie A side's pre-season might be shorter due to Roma's new campaign starting in August.

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Roma will be one of the first teams to compete in the new Europa Conference League after finishing seventh in Serie A last season.

Mourinho's side will compete in qualifying rounds on either 19th August or 26th August.

The ex-Manchester United and Chelsea head coach claimed that the "incredible passion of the Roma fans" convinced him to take on the role at Roma.

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Speaking in a club statement in May, Mourinho said: "Thank you to the Friedkin family for choosing me to lead this great club and to be part of their vision.

"After meetings with the ownership and Tiago Pinto, I immediately understood the full extent of their ambitions for AS Roma.

"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.

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"In the meantime, I wish Paulo Fonseca all the best and I hope the media appreciate that I will only speak further in due course. Daje Roma!"

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Topics: Jose Mourinho, Football, Serie A, Roma, Italy

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