Mourinho and Roma Making Baby Steps Toward Extension

The Roma front office is starting to listen to the public outcry clamoring to confirm José Mourinho on the bench. The pessimism on the matter is beginning to dissipate, although the parties will have to negotiate hard to come to an understanding, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.

The Special One received full-throated support from the crowd again in the recent clash with Fiorentina. The faithful are openly backing the gaffer who led them to continental glory for the first time in ages.

The Roma hierarchy has tested the waters through intermediaries but hasn’t openly begun haggling with the entourage of Mourinho just yet. The Giallorossi prefer just a one-year contract, while the manager wants more long-term reassurances and at least a two-season deal. His wages would stay the same.

The gaffer and the brass have appeared more on the same page in recent weeks. That could culminate in his permanence, which didn’t have much traction at the beginning of the season. The sound showings on the pitch surely help his case. La Lupa currently occupies the fourth position along with Bologna.

Our Take on Roma and Mourinho

Their owners might have been the last ones to realize that it’d be a grave self-inflicted mistake to move on from such a beloved figure and that they’d need to pull one out of the hat to appease the fan base if they did. No harm, no foul as long as they get it done.

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