Conte High on Roma List to Possibly Succeed Mourinho

Roma returned to winning ways domestically against Frosinone in the last round, but it’s not enough to placate the whispers concerning José Mourinho’s future, and they are reportedly considering Antonio Conte for next season, SportMediaset informs.

The Special One is on an expiring contract. He and the club will have to decide whether to stick together sooner rather than later. The coach recently defended his reputation, stating that the owner, and not the press or the fans, was the only one who could fire him. There doesn’t appear to be any traction on a renewal at the moment.

Roma could use Romelu Lukaku to try luring Conte given the strong bond between the two. On the other hand, the Belgian talisman joined on loan. They’d have to find a way to retain him first.

The former Juventus, Chelsea, and Italy boss parted ways with Tottenham last year. His requests on the transfer market and salary, which would be in the neighborhood of €7/8M per year, would represent the main obstacles in the negotiation.

Our Take on Roma and Conte

It’s very possible that Mourinho is in his final year in the Italian capital. It’ll be tough for them to turn to a ‘normal’ coach afterward. The Juventus legend would be an apt heir, but they probably won’t be the only ones chasing him. In addition, their Financial Fair Play restrictions might make it hard to lure high-profile names.

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