José Mourinho could be set for a return to management after Roma have reportedly offered him a three-year contract.
L'Équipe reports that the Italian club are keen to bring the Special One to Italy ahead of the new campaign, but it would seem that he is holding out for one important reason.
According to Football Italia, the French newspaper says that the former Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid head coach will only accept the offer on one condition: Roma must secure Champions League football for next season.
The club are in fifth place in Serie A and are one point behind fourth-placed Atalanta with four matches remaining in the league.
The 56-year-old Portuguese manager has been out of management since he was axed at Old Trafford back in December, but that hasn't stopped speculation from growing around his future in football.
Mourinho has been linked with several clubs in recent months, with bookies even suggesting that he could become the next Celtic manager.
While it might not be the first time that the former Inter Milan boss has been linked with the managerial post at Roma, it would very much seem that he is preparing for his next post in management.
That's according to Lille president Gérard López, who said that the Special One was in attendance at one of the club's matches because he was scouting for his next team.
"Just look at the list of clubs that send scouts to all our games," he said (via Goal). "It's the cream of European football. We are the most-scouted club in France.
"José Mourinho is a friend of Luís Campos, but it is a pride that he is there and that he speaks well of Christophe [Galtier]'s team. But since he is not going to stay long without a club, he also looks at players in particular."
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