Fenerbahce unveil Jose Mourinho as new manager


Fenerbahce have unveiled Jose Mourinho as the new manger or the club.

The former Chelsea and Manchester was unveiled in front of thousands of supporters at at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium on Sunday afternoon where he signed his contract.

Mourinho reportedly signed a two-year contract and declared to the fans his readiness to bring success to the club.

“I want to thank you for your love, the love that I felt from the first moment where my name was first connected with Fenerbahce,” the Portuguese tactician said in his first speech.

“Normally, a coach is loved after victories. In this case I feel that I am loved before victories.

“That, for me, is a big responsibility that I feel. I promise you that from this moment I belong to your family. This shirt is my skin.

“Football is passion and there is no better place to feel that passion. Since the moment I met with President Ali Koc I wanted to play for you because in the end you are the soul of the football club.

“Since the moment I met him and understood his ideas, his project I wanted to play for you. I wanted to be the coach of all of you.

“I want to work for Turkish football, I want to work for the Turkish league. I want to help to improve [it] but the most important thing for me is not Turkish football, it’s not the Turkish league, it’s Fenerbahce.

“To finish, I want to say that from the moment I signed my contract, your dreams are now my dreams.”

Fenerbahce are one of the most successful clubs in the history of Turkish football with 19 Super Lig titles, seven Turkish Cups and nine Turkish Super Cups. The Istanbul giants have however not won the league since 2014.

Mourinho meanwhile has won 26 titles in an illustrious career across spells with Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Roma.

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