Mourinho Rejects Saudi Offer, Sets Sights on Napoli Job

Fresh off his Roma dismissal, José Mourinho has turned down the advances from Al Shabab, at least for the time being, as he’d like to take over Napoli next summer. His agent Jorge Mendes is on good terms with president Aurelio De Laurentiis. They two have scheduled a meeting to discuss such a possibility, SportMediaset informs.

Walter Mazzarri signed just a one-year contract. The Azzurri have already been linked to a few gaffers for the future. The Special One’s salary exceeds what they usually pay managers. On the other hand, the president reportedly made large offers to lure Luis Enrique and Antonio Conte.

Mourinho would like to keep coaching in Serie A and is very enticed by Napoli, The Times relays. He wishes to return to the bench quickly. He has left Italy and is currently vacationing in Barcelona before heading back to London.

According to Calciomercato, the Portuguese boss is looking for a team that would comply with his requests on the transfer market more than Roma. He’s eager to open a new cycle. He’ll only consider going to Saudi Arabia if he can’t find a suitable landing spot in Europe. As per the bylaws, he can’t coach another Serie A team this campaign.

Our Take on Mourinho and Napoli

The pairing between him and De Laurentiis could be explosive. While the president likes to go big-game hunting, they are a better fit for a less expensive up-and-comer with a modern playing style.

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