Mourinho signs contract as new Fenerbahce coach

Jose Mourinho has signed a contract to become the new Fenerbahce coach on a two-year deal.

Mourinho had earlier in the day verbally agreed to a deal with the Turkish Super Lig to become the new head coach until 2026.

As at the time the former Real Madrid manager agreed to the verbal agreement, he was not yet in Istanbul but the paperwork was being finalised on an agreement that will include the option to extend his stay until the summer of 2027.

Fenerbahce recorded 99 points and lost just once in the Super Lig this season yet still finished second to city rivals Galatasaray, prompting the exit of Ismail Kartal, the head coach.

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

The Istanbul side are one of the most successful in the history of Turkish football but have not won the title since 2014.

Mourinho has been out of work since being sacked by Roma in January after two-and-a-half seasons in charge.

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

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




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