Mourinho Dishes on Roma Ownership and Brazil Links

José Mourinho resumed speaking about his future after a tougher-than-expected win over Cremonese that allowed Roma to punch their tickets to the Coppa Italia’s Round of 8 on Wednesday night. He chatted with SportMediaset.

“I don’t think it’s true that the club is searching for a new coach. Honesty and reciprocity are important. I trust the Friedkin family. I don’t know if they want me here, but I don’t believe they would talk with other gaffers behind my back.”

Mourinho has been linked to the Brazil job after Carlo Ancelotti extended his contract with Real Madrid.

“I don’t know whether that’s true or not. They haven’t spoken with me. I told my agent not to talk with anybody until I am informed of the intentions of my team.”

Mourinho revealed that more tidbits about his career would emerge in an upcoming documentary.

“You’ll learn that I am completely insane. I hadn’t signed with Roma two years ago, but I had given them my word. Then a side pursued me and wanted me to renege on it. I didn’t go. When you see it, you’ll say that I am a total fool. My president was privy of the offers I received.”

Mourinho highlighted their need for new defenders.

“It’s a dramatic situation without Chris Smalling, Marash Kumbulla, and Evan N’Dicka. Playing with a three-man line is better for those who aren’t accustomed to the position. They occupy the spaces better. It’s mandatory if we put Bryan Cristante, who’s a midfielder, there.”

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