The public plea by José Mourinho hasn’t accelerated the negotiation between his camp and the Roma hierarchy to renew his contract. While there have been some preliminary contacts, the posture of the ownership hasn’t changed. They want to see how the season goes, or at least where it’s headed, before deciding the future of the Special One and director Tiago Pinto, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs (via Tuttomercatoweb).
The Portuguese coach opened the door to any kind of project the brass had in mind in his latest remarks. Since they have to navigate significant Financial Fair Play restrictions, the Giallorossi would need to sell several players to overhaul their squad, Corriere dello Sport informs.
Mourinho signaled that he’d be okay with that, and Roma would bid farewell to multiple veterans if the marriage continued. The Friedkin family wants a younger and more financially sustainable roster while staying competitive.
Rui Patricio, Chris Smalling, Leonardo Spinazzola, Rick Karsdorp, Zeki Celik, Houssem Aouar, and Renato Sanches would be on the chopping block to lower the payroll and because they haven’t been totally convincing.
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By the looks of it, the Special One doesn’t have an alternative landing spot pronto, but waiting to see for which cup they’ll qualify might still be too late and irk him.
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