Jose Mourinho: Special One Demands Future Clarity From Roma Bosses

Jose Mourinho: Special One Demands Future Clarity From Roma Bosses

Elijah Odetokun
  • Jose Mourinho joined AS Roma in a shock move in 2021 signing a three-year contract
  • He won the inaugural UEFA Europa Conference League in his first season in Rome
  • The Special One wants assurance over investments in the transfer market amid interest from other clubs

Jose Mourinho is one of the best and most successful managers of his era. He is not shy to clarify his position to players and club bosses in the media.

In 2021, a few months after he was sacked by Tottenham, he made a shock move to become manager of the Italian club AS Roma, signing a three-year contract.

In his first season in charge, he won the inaugural UEFA Europa Conference League, which Roma had qualified for, having finished seventh in Serie A the season before.

Jose Mourinho, AS Roma, Serie A, Europa League.
Jose Mourinho during Roma's 0-0 draw with Real Sociedad in the UEFA Europa League. Photo by Ion Alcoba.
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He is approaching the final year of his contract in Rome and attracting interest from top European clubs, including former clubs Chelsea, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, as well as the Brazil's national team, as reported by GIFN.

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Mourinho's demands from Roma bosses

The Special One has received limited backing in the transfer market. Despite winning a trophy and qualifying for Europa League in his first season, Transfermarkt reports that he spent €9m on improving the team while recouping €67m from sales.

Paulo Dybala, Nemanja Matic, Andrea Belotti and Ola Solbakken were free transfers while securing loan moves for Georgino Wijnaldum and Mady Camara.

According to Sky Sports, Mourinho has issued demands to the Roma bosses, which could influence his stay at the club. He demanded a new centre-back, a new midfielder and a new striker to take Tammy Abraham's place as he could return to England.

Mourinho's message to Roma board

Sports Brief earlier reported that Mourinho sent a transfer message to the Roma board with his comments about Bayern Munich's squad depth.

Speaking to the media after Roma's 2-0 win over Real Sociedad in the first leg of the Europa League round of 16, the former Chelsea boss compared his bench to that of the German giants.

He further said he only needs one of the Bavarian's attacks comprising Sadio Mane, Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane and others to improve his team.