José Mourinho kept things close to the vest when quizzed about his Roma future in the interviews and pressers ahead of the Europa League final. While he didn’t announce whether he would stay put, he stated that the players had already been informed of his decision and denied any talk with other sides.
Per Corriere dello Sport, team president Dan Friedkin ran into a few supporters in Budapest. They asked him whether the Special One would continue helming the team, but he replied with a smile and walked away.
According to Ansa (via Tiscali), the plan for Roma is to have an elite gaffer in their dugout, whether Mourinho or somebody else. Should the Portuguese boss step down, Antonio Conte and Julian Nagelsmann would top the shortlist of replacements.
The Special One declared that his current situation wasn’t similar to what occurred with Inter when he bolted right after completing the treble in 2010.
“I spoke with my two captains, who asked me about it. I answered them objectively. They know what I think, but it’s between me and them. There’s a big difference because I had already reached almost a complete agreement with Real Madrid at the time. Instead, I’m not in touch with any other club right now.”
In previous remarks, the manager said he felt like he hadn’t come full circle with the Giallorossi just yet.
Our Take on Roma and Mourinho
The clash with Sevilla might be pivotal for this matter as well. Qualifying for the Champions League could pull him closer to staying. The clues already go in this direction anyway.
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