Portugal is interested in Mourinho – Roma speaks to save. Despite new rumors of interest from Portugal, Roma is sure thatwill stay as their manager for the foreseeable future.
After Fernando Santos decided to leave his position at the end of the 2022 World Cup, the mysterious 59-year-old coach is being linked with a significant international position in his own country. People at Stadio Olimpico continue to take rumors that Mourinho would combine obligations with Roma and Portugal, enabling him to work two jobs, with a grain of salt.
When asked about rumors that he always anticipated would circulate, Roma director Tiago Pinto told the Gazzetta Dello Sport: “When you hire a coach like Mourinho, you must be used to rumors. It had been 18 months since a club or federation had expressed interest in him. In the Algarve, there were no distractions; we were solely concerned with our tasks. Mourinho is always brought up when we change coaches in Portugal, but we rely on him going forward.”
In the Italian city, Pinto has also spoken about rumors of transfers, with Roma expecting that Nicolo Zaniolo will extend a deal that is set to expire in 2024. As his agent Vigorelli stated, There is no rush, Pinto continued. Now our attention is on the pitch. We’ll find an opportunity to speak with Nicolo and his entourage, and there won’t be any issues in the end since we have a pleasant conversation with them.”
The English center-back Chris Smalling, who will become a free agent in the summer, was further referred to as “We want to keep him and he must give us an answer. We paid €15 million plus commissions to sign him, and his salary is €4 million. He has a clause to leave. He was heavily relied upon by Roma, who patiently waited for him to recover from an injury.”
Roma, who won the Europa League under Mourinho last season, is now ranked seventh in Serie A and will return to action on Wednesday when they host Bologna.
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