Roma and Mourinho Set to Stay in Contractual Limbo

Simone Inzaghi was handed a renewal deal on Tuesday, so José Mourinho is now the coach among the top Serie A ones to have a short-term contract as he’s tied to Roma only until 2024. Director Tiago Pinto answered all the questions he received in a presser but skirted this one (via Tuttomercatoweb).

“These are important topics that get handled internally. We aren’t feuding. We say things directly to each other and are motivated to do well.”

The Roma director and Mourinho don’t seem on the same page concerning their main seasonal goal. The Special One called qualifying for the Champions League “a feat” in a rare public remark. Instead, the exec set the high bar.

“I wouldn’t say we are obliged to reach the top four, but I realized immediately it’s the ambition of the ownership. You need something to convince players like Georginio Wijnaldum, Paulo Dybala, Romelu Lukaku, and Tammy Abraham. They wouldn’t have joined if we didn’t fight for objectives like the Champions League. If we compare with last season, we’re stronger and have more solutions.”

Our Take on Roma and Mourinho

It’s obviously a crucial year for the gaffer and the club, not only because it’s the final one of his original contract. It’s not necessarily a given that the Giallorossi would want to continue with him if their play remained lackluster.

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