Jose Mourinho set for talks with rival Serie A club after Roma sacking | Football

Jose Mourinho wants to remain in Italy (Photo by Ivan Romano/Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho is set to hold talks with Napoli this week following his sacking by Roma.

The former Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham boss was dismissed as Roma manager earlier this week.

While Mourinho ended the club’s wait for a trophy with the Europa Conference League in 2022, he lost a Europa League final in 2023 and failed to take the club into the Champions League.

Mourinho’s sacking, two-and-a-half-years after he joined the club, leaves his career at a crossroads.

The Portuguese coach has attracted interest from Saudi Arabia, while he’s long been tipped to move into international management.

But The Times say he will speak to Napoli this week as he’s keen to remain in Italy.

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Mourinho lasted two-and-a-half-years at Roma (Photo by Domenico Cippitelli/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The club ended their 32-year wait for a Serie A title last season but they’ve collapsed this term, and currently sit eighth in the table.

Rudi Garcia, Luciano Spalletti’s replacement, was sacked in November and Walter Mazzarri has signed a short-term deal with the club.

But, after four wins in 11, club owner Aurelio De Laurentiis wants Mourinho to take charge.

So determined is Mourinho to remain in Italy, he considered watching a game as a fan this weekend but decided not to as it would have created too much fanfare.


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