Trouble for Roma as Mourinho names Premier League club he has emotional connections with
- Jose Mourinho may have given Roma fans the assurance they needed amid links with Newcastle United
- The Portuguese has been linked with a return to the Premier League club after the Saudi-led consortium's £305m takeover this month
- Despite confirming his affiliation with the club, the 'Special One' has insisted that he is happy at the Stadio Olimpico and will not be leaving soon
Roma boss Jose Mourinho has emerged as one of the favourites to replace Steve Bruce at Newcastle United after Saudi Arabian billionaires bought the Premier League club.
Although, the fate of the current manager is yet to be decided, however, following their 3-2 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur over the weekend, a change of guard might be imminent.
Meanwhile, the 58-year-old Portuguese has admitted that he has an emotional connection with the Baggies due to his relationship with legendary Sir Bobby Robson, but insists that he is happy at his current job.
Mourinho kicked off his reign at Roma in July 2021, but his contract had been concluded way back in May - few weeks after Spurs showed him the exit doors following a poor run of results.
What Jose Mourinho said about Newcastle
"The only thing I can say is that for many, I worked with one of the most important figures in the history of Newcastle, Sir Bobby Robson, and so because of that I have always had a bit of an emotional connection with that city and that fanbase. But it's nothing more than that."
"I am here, I am really happy to be here. I am 100 per cent focused on the Roma project, the Friedkin project."
Mourinho worked with Sir Robson at Sporting Lisbon, Porto and Barcelona first as a translator before being handed coaching responsibilities.
After the Saudi billionaires took over the EPL club in a deal valued at around £305m this month, they will be gunning for the very best manager and players when the time is right for them to shop.
Why Mourinho promoted Ghanaian teenage sensation to first team
Legit.ng earlier reported that Ghanaian teen sensation, Felix Afena-Gyan, has started training with AS Roma's first team this week ahead of their big showdown against Juventus in Serie A on October 17.
The 18-year-old caught the attention of manager Jose Mourinho while playing for the U-19 team in a championship game against Sassuolo - a game the Ghanaian scored the winner.
In photos posted on social media by the club, sighted by Legit.ng, the young forward is seen training with the senior players.