Jose Mourinho: AS Roma Boss Discloses When He Will Join Cristiano Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia

Jose Mourinho: AS Roma Boss Discloses When He Will Join Cristiano Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at November 23, 2023 at 6:02 PM
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  • Jose Mourinho has opened up on the possibility of coaching in Saudi Arabia
  • Mourinho's current contract with AS Roma expires next summer
  • The 60-year-old has also been linked with a move to Real Madrid

AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho has addressed speculations regarding his potential move to Saudi Arabia.

The experienced Portuguese coach was previously linked to the vacant coaching role of the Saudi Arabian national team, a position now held by Roberto Mancini, the former Manchester City coach.

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Jose Mourinho has given his verdict on the possibility of coaching in Saudi Arabia. Photos by Mondadori Portfolio and Yasser Bakhsh
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However, with Mourinho's contract with the Giallorossi set to conclude next summer, rumours about a switch to the Middle East have reemerged.

Responding to inquiries about the possibility of this move, the former Chelsea, Inter Milan, and Real Madrid manager expressed a degree of optimism about a potential shift from Europe to the Middle East.

Nonetheless, he remained uncertain about the specific timeline for such a transition.

“I think one day I will join the Saudi Pro League. I think I will go and coach there, yes”.
“But that day won’t be tomorrow or after tomorrow," he told Rai1, as cited by Fabrizio Romano.

Mourinho's next line of action

At present, Mourinho's AS Roma occupies the seventh position in Serie A, trailing by three points behind the Champions League qualification spots.

Their upcoming fixture is against Udinese at the Stadio Olimpico on November 26 in the Italian Serie A, per Sofascore, following the conclusion of the international break.

Mourinho to replace Ancelotti at Real Madrid?

Regarding rumours about his future destination beyond Roma, the 60-year-old trainer remained enigmatic when questioned about the speculation linking him to potentially replacing Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid, as reported by Sports Brief.

The seasoned Portuguese coach is one of several names associated with taking the helm at Los Blancos amid uncertainties surrounding Ancelotti's position.

Despite talks suggesting a return to Spain for Ancelotti's role, Mourinho hinted that he believes Madrid already has the right leadership in place.

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Mourinho reveals difference between Ronaldo and Messi

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Jose Mourinho once provided his viewpoint on the enduring rivalry between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, shedding light on the differences between the two football legends.

Known for his candid nature, AS Roma manager Mourinho put forward a theory underscoring the challenges Ronaldo faced on his path to success, contrasting with the trajectory of Messi's career.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.
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