From Roma They Close The Exit Door For José Mouriño To The Portugal National Team

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After the elimination in the quarterfinals of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, the Portuguese were left without a coach and Mou’s name appears there.

Fernando Santos, Portugal coach, came out in a bad way after Qatar 2022, in which he was left out of the tournament at the hands of Morocco, the great surprise of the championship. Given this context, in which the Portuguese team is without a helmsman, is when the name of José Mourinho appears.

Interview With La Gazzetta Dello

The truth is that in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, the traditional Italian outlet, the sports director of the capital team, Tiago Pinto, stated that for now the club is convinced to continue hand in hand with the always controversial, Special One.

This is precisely why he pointed out: “When you hire a coach like Mourinho, you have to be prepared for rumours. In these 18 months, it has not been the first time that another club or Federation has been interested in him. But, in Algarve, “We didn’t suffer any distractions. Our only objective was to improve to win again as soon as possible. I am Portuguese: every time Portugal changes coaches, we talk about Mourinho, but we count on moving forward with him.”

Statement of Pinto

In addition, Pinto stated that: “I thank Mourinho because many players have seen him as an important reason for choosing Roma. His support and popularity were fundamental. We are all aware of the coach we have, the team we have and the structures that are available. We have to do much better in the second part of the season.”

And it is that Mou has already been important in the history of the Hijos de la Loba: “last year, Roma was the team that spent the most in Serie A, around 90 million euros, 40 of which were for Tammy Abraham. This year, Dybala, Wijnaldum, Matic and Belotti arrived. If we had told the fans two years ago that Mourinho and these players would come, they would not have believed us. In fact, the enthusiasm around Roma has skyrocketed.”

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Beth Malcolm

Beth Malcolm is Scottish based Journalist at Heriot-Watt University studying French and British Sign Language. She is originally from the north west of England but is living in Edinburgh to complete her studies.