Jose Mourinho: 5 Sides He Could Join As He Parts Ways With AS Roma

Jose Mourinho: 5 Sides He Could Join As He Parts Ways With AS Roma

Martin Moses
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
  • Jose Mourinho has left AS Roma with immediate effect
  • Mourinho's last game was a 3-1 loss to AC Milan in the Serie A
  • Newcastle United are among the clubs that could be interested in his services

Jose Mourinho and AS Roma have agreed to part ways six months before the end of his contract. The Giallorossi decided to crack the whip after a spate of poor results dented their chances of qualifying for European football next season.

The recent 3-1 loss to AC Milan was their seventh of the season, leaving them 9th on the table. The 60-year-old leaves Roma having guided them to the Conference League triumph in his first season in charge before reaching the Europa League final last season, where they lost to Sevilla on post-match penalties.

Jose Mourinho, AS Roma, Chelsea, Newcastle United, Saudi Arabia
AS Roma have sacked Jose Mourinho. Photo by Ivan Romano.
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Mourinho has in the past did not indicate a desire to step away from coaching, and the assumption is rife that he might land a new club pretty soon. For a man of his CV and successes in different countries, the 'Special One' might be back on the touchline in no time.

Clubs Jose Mourinho could join

Sports Brief takes a look at the possible clubs that Mourinho could join.

1. Newcastle United

Eddie Howe's side has blown cold this season after their meteoric rise last year that saw them qualify for Champions League football. Their dramatic 3-2 loss to champions Manchester City over the weekend saw them sink to 10th place on the Premier League table.

With the riches the Public Investment Fund (PIF) is pumping into the club, they might be tempted to move in for a proven winner in Mourinho.

2. Chelsea

Can Mourinho accept a third stint in West London? Well, crazier things have happened. The highly-revered manager among the Blues folklore has previously been linked with a move back to the Stamford Bridge hot seat.

Mauricio Pochettino might have nicked four consecutive home wins, but his future hangs in the balance after posting poor results this season. The club is 90 minutes away from getting knocked out by a Championships side from the Carabao Cup.

That, with Mourinho lurking, could spell disaster for the Argentine.

3. Napoli

Napoli look like a far shadow of the side that stepped on everyone's toes en route to winning the Scudetto last year. Rudi Garcia's time at the helm was chaotic and Walter Mazzari's return hasn't inspired much confidence either.

Aurelio De Laurentiis could be tempted to fire a second manager this season and convince Mourinho to move south to Naples. The Derby del Sole rivalry might, however, impact this move negatively. But hey, Mourinho has coached both Chelsea and Spurs.

4. Saudi Arabia

Mourinho did not rule out the Saudi Arabia question but insisted that he had unfinished business in Europe. Is it time to make that move, Jose?

With the Middle Eastern nation keen on revolutionizing football, landing Mourinho for one of its top clubs could be monumental. Marcelo Gallardo appears to be struggling at Al-Ittihad with a rumoured falling out between him and Karim Benzema.

5. National side

After the World Cup, the former Real Madrid manager was linked with a couple of national sides, including his native Portugal and five-time World Champions Brazil.

Portugal appointed Roberto Martinez and Brazil have since gone with Dorival Junior after missing out on Carlo Ancelotti.

Gareth Southgate's time with the Three Lions ends after the 2024 Euro championships. After successful stints with clubs, taking up a national side could intrigue the two-time Champions League winner.

Where do you reckon Mourinho will go to?

AC Milan fans boo Mourinho

In his last game for AS Roma, Sports Brief reported that Mourinho was booed by AC Milan fans at the San Siro.

Mourinho was absent on the touchline as he served a suspension, but the fans jeered when his image was shown on the big screen.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)