Mourinho Uncertain About Whether He’ll Stay at Roma

José Mourinho admitted to still be in the dark about his Roma future. His contract runs out in 2024 and there has been no traction in the extension talks. He was quizzed whether he would stay by Tg1 (via Goal).

“I don’t know. I last spoke with (owner) Dan Friedkin ten minutes after the Lazio game. Then I talked with his son Ryan. We discussed the work at hand, not the renewal.”

Mourinho praised Francesco Totti but stated that deciding on whether the icon would return to Roma was above his pay grade.

“He’s the number one in the history of the club. Collaborating with him? I understand the question, but I have to be on the defensive about it. I have that reputation as a coach, even though my teams score a lot. It’s something between him and the brass.”

Mourinho looked back at what he accomplished with Roma.

“Reaching two consecutive European finals was a first for this team. You can imagine the difficulties. All the sides that made it three in a row are legendary. Let’s try.”

While there has been no chatter about the Giallorossi wanting to keep the Special One past his initial three-year contract, they are starting to get linked to potential substitutes. They are reportedly keen on Vincenzo Italiano and Francesco Farioli, but they might go with a true up-and-comer.

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