Mourinho More in a Hurry than Roma Brass on Future

José Mourinho and Roma could be in limbo until the end of the season, but the coach might not wait that long before pursuing a different landing spot. The Special One confirmed there’s no negotiation to prolong his contract at this stage.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via OneFootball), if that doesn’t change by February, the Portuguese tactician will start considering outside offers, especially from the Premier League. He could take over an emerging club, such as Newcastle United. Instead, moving to Saudi Arabia will likely be his last resort.

Per Tuttomercatoweb, the club’s ownership wants to wait to see whether Roma will qualify for the Champions League before deciding the future of Mourinho and director Tiago Pinto. That would be a game-changer financially. The Friedkin will take stock of the gaffer’s whole tenure. Winning the Europa League would have made a big difference.

In the end, the Special One and the Giallorossi could part ways regardless of how the team finished in the standings.

Mourinho was quizzed about a possible return to Real Madrid in an interview with TG1.

“Florentino Perez is very intelligent, and they already have a superb coach. I hope Carlo Ancelotti stays there, because he’s perfect for them. Only a madman would leave them when he’s still wanted. And that’s what I did. Saudi Arabia? Honestly, I think I’ll wind up there someday. But that doesn’t mean it’ll happen tomorrow or the day after that.”

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