Mourinho considering ‘contract termination’, did he choose Portugal in the end?

While AS Roma coach José Mourinho is likely to be the successor to the Portuguese national team, it is known that Mourinho is also considering an early termination of his contract with Roma. 

The Portuguese national team lost 0-1 in the quarterfinals of the 2022 Qatar World Cup against Morocco held at the Altumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar on the 11th (Korean time) and was eliminated. 

After the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Fernando Santos, who took over as coach of the Portuguese national team after Paulo Bento, had a glorious time by leading Portugal to the UEFA Euro 2016 championship, but resigned as Portugal coach after being eliminated in the quarterfinals of this World Cup in Qatar. . 

When Santos resignation was announced, it was revealed through local media that the Portuguese Football Federation was considering Mourinho as his successor.

It was later reported that Mourinho would ask for an early termination of his contract with Roma in favor of his dream Portugal national team.

British media Daily Mail reported on the 17th (Korean time) about Mourinho and Roma, saying, “Mourinho plans to leave Rome early for Euro 2024.” 

The Daily Mail explained the current situation, saying, “Mourinho’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has had talks with the Portuguese Football Federation, but the possibility of a concurrent position between the club and the national team manager seems to have disappeared.”

“Mourinho will talk to Roma’s owner and find a solution. It is expected that he will request an early termination of his contract with Roma in order to take over as manager of the Portuguese national team.” 

Mourinho is known to have strong aspirations for the Portuguese national team coaching job.

The media noted that “Mourinho has strong faith in Portugal’s project and he has asked to be given the opportunity to fully commit himself to the Portuguese national team.”  메이저사이트

Roma’s position also revealed that it was in line with Mourinho. The Daily Mail said, “Roma is likely to grant Mourinho’s request to hire a manager who can fully devote himself to the club.” 

The Daily Mail said, “Through his agent, Mourinho also conveyed to the Portuguese Football Association his intention to focus on his current team, Roma, until June 2023.” added. 

Meanwhile, Mourinho arrived in Faro, Portugal with the AS Roma team on the 15th and received questions from reporters about his future in the process of conducting a training camp, answering with only a smile and remaining silent.