Ronaldo Reunion Could Make Mourinho Highest Paid Coach

With just eight games left to go in the Saudi Pro League, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr are undergoing a tumultuous phase – sitting three points behind leaders Al-Ittihad. Former Roma coach Rudi Garcia was recently sacked due to skirmishes in the dressing room, particularly with the Portuguese star, and the club wants to onboard current Giallorossi gaffer José Mourinho to succeed him in the role.

As per Spanish outlet AS, the Special One has been offered a €100M package on a two-year deal – which would make him the highest-paid coach in the world. The 60-year-old has been pursued by a few top outfits, including Brazil and Portugal, and even his former side Chelsea.

The Saudi Arabia national team have also been linked with him. However, he remains attached to Roma amidst a potential top-four finish in Serie A and a shot at the UEFA Europa League despite a 1-0 defeat to Feyenoord in the quarter-final first leg. He could lead the Giallorossi in the Champions League next season, but a potential reunion with Cristiano, coupled with the mega-wage deal on offer, might prove to be too tasteful.

Mourinho has a contract with Roma until the summer of 2024. Garcia saw the axe after reports arose regarding a poor relationship with Ronaldo, followed by Al-Nassr’s goalless stalemate against Al-Fayha, which dented the team’s league title hopes. Ex-Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has also been eyed by the Saudi club.

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