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Jose Mourinho Reportedly Approached To Take Over At AS Roma

Jose Mourinho Reportedly Approached To Take Over At AS Roma

Jose Mourinho could be back in football next season with a return to Serie A on the cards with reports that AS Roma have already approached him to take over in the summer.

Whether you love or loathe Jose Mourinho it's impossible not to say that football is more entertaining with him as manager of a team. Sure that teams football might not be exciting but there's rarely a dull moment off the pitch.

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By the time the 56 year old was sacked as Manchester United boss part way through December he'd reportedly had arguments with about three quarters of his team and stripped Paul Pogba of the captaincy.

Since then the one time Special One has been out of the spotlight and out of work but it hasn't stopped his name being linked with some of the biggest clubs in Europe.

Before Zinedine Zidane went back to Real Madrid it was Mourinho being touted to a return to the Bernabeu whilst there's also been links to Bayern Munich and Lyon for the former Chelsea boss.

According to Sky Italia, via the Mirror, it could be a return to Italy that is next on the cards for Mourinho. The report says that Roma have contacted him about next season, although the talks are at an early stage.

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Mourinho won the Treble in Italy before his move to Real Madrid. Image: PA Images
Mourinho won the Treble in Italy before his move to Real Madrid. Image: PA Images

Roma are currently managed by Claudio Ranieri until the end of the season, who Mourinho replaced at Chelsea for his first stint in west London, after Eusebio di Francesco was sacked at the beginning of March.

The Stadio Olimpico side have lost to SPAL and Napoli, and drawn to Fiorentina, since former Fulham boss Ranieri took over in the Italian capital.

Those results, couple with the derby loss to Lazio before Di Francesco was sacked, means the Giallorossi are in serious doubt of missing the Champions League next season.

Ranieri is in his second spell with Roma. Image: PA Images
Ranieri is in his second spell with Roma. Image: PA Images

Roma may not be the only team who want Mourinho to move to Italy. There are also reports in the country that Inter could be interested in bringing him back.

Luciano Spalletti helped the Nerazzurri qualify for the Champions League last season and they currently sit third in the table but recent losses have also put them under pressure to finish in the top four, whilst the manager has also fallen out with star player Mauro Icardi.

Where do you think Mourinho will end up next?

Topics: Football, Football News, Jose Mourinho, Manchester United, Serie A, Transfer stories, Transfer rumours, AS Roma, Italian Football, Roma, Transfer news, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

 

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