Jose Mourinho: Former Chelsea and AS Roma Manager Linked With Cameroon Coaching Job

Jose Mourinho: Former Chelsea and AS Roma Manager Linked With Cameroon Coaching Job

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 1, 2024 at 5:41 AM
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  • Jose Mourinho has been linked with the Cameroon national team job
  • Cameroon are hunting for a new coach after Rigobert Song's departure
  • The former Chelsea gaffer has opened up on returning to management

Legendary Portuguese manager, Jose Mourinho, has been linked with the vacant Cameroon national team job.

The Indomitable Lions have been without a coach since the departure of Rigobert Song following their Round of 16 exit at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Several names including former Nigeria coach Jose Peseiro, who is a close friend of Mourinho, have been named as potential replacements for Song.

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Jose Mourinho and Samuel Eto'o on the touchline during an Inter Milan game in the UEFA Champions League. Credit: @championsleague
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Other names on the list making headlines in Cameroon are Antonio Conceicao, South Africa coach Hugo Broos and Antoine Kambouare.

According to Allez Les Lions, the former Chelsea and Real Madrid coach has been identified as potentially the next coach of the five-time Africa champions.

However, the decision to make Mourinho the next coach will be hugely dependent on the monetary demands of the experienced coach. His relationship with FECAFOOT president Samuel Eto'o is also expected to play a role in convincing the Portuguese.

Mourinho, who was relieved of his role as AS Roma coach in February, has disclosed his desire to return to management as early as possible, as reported by beIN Sports.

He has been on the radar of clubs in Saudi Arabia despite earlier rejecting a move to the Middle Eastern nation as coach of the national team.

The ex-Real Madrid coach has won several trophies in his career including the UEFA Champions League and the English Premier League.

Mourinho linked with Nigeria job

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho has been linked with Nigeria's coaching job.

The former Chelsea manager who left Italian side AS Roma in January has declared interest in a managerial return.

Nigeria have been without a coach since Jose Peseiro's contract with the country's Football Federation expired at the end of February.

Mourinho in line for Bayern job

Sports Brief also reported that Jose Mourinho is among the coaches being considered for the Bayern Munich job following the announcement of Thomas Tuchel's departure in the summer.

AS Roma parted ways with the Portuguese gaffer in February after struggles in the Italian Serie A.

However, it looks like the ex-Chelsea coach could return to management in the summer with Bayern Munich a potential destination.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.