Mourinho Unlikely to Accept Offer to Manage Brazil

José Mourinho turned down the Portugal job in recent weeks, and he’s poised to do the same with Brazil, despite their courtship. La Seleçao parted ways with Tite after the World Cup. There have been multiple contacts and a phone call with Ronaldo, but the Special One didn’t give his availability, Sky Sport informs. The gaffer hasn’t spoken to the press in weeks due to a suspension.

Former midfielders Carlos Alberto, who played for the Giallorossi boss at Porto, shared his intel on the Mundo GV podcast (via La Repubblica).

“I’ll say it directly. Maybe Mourinho will be the next Brazil coach. That’s a piece of news. He asked me to be his assistant.”

The two won the Champions League and the domestic title together in 2004. The Special One is under contract with Roma until 2024.

Portugal tried to poach the gaffer in the past few weeks. While he was mum, reports suggested he didn’t want to quit the Giallorossi midway through the season or pull double duty. That continues to be the case. Former Belgium manager Roberto Martinez officially got the job today.

Our Take on Mourinho and Brazil

Even though he could have helmed the selection of his home country, there wouldn’t be a more prestigious opportunity if he ever wanted to jump to a national team. The question is whether the Brazilian federation would be fine with waiting until the summer. The rumors about his future won’t go away until he prolongs with Roma. Everything has been eerily quiet on the topic.

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