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Jose Mourinho coy on Roma future amid PSG interest

Jose Mourinho coy on Roma future amid PSG interest

AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho has refused to address speculation regarding his future amid reports linking him with a move away from the Stadio Olimpico next summer.

The Italian tactician has a contract with the Giallorossi until 2024, but there is strong interest from suitors who wish to snap him up at the end of the season.

Roma CEO Pietro Berardi has already ruled out any potential summer departure for Mourinho, insisting they want him to continue at the club next season.

However, the 60-year-old remained tight-lipped when asked about his future during a press conference ahead of his side’s crunch Europa League second-leg tie against RB Salzburg.

“I have not spoken to the CEO – it’s a hypothesis of him,” Mourinho told reporters (via TuttoMercatoWeb) in response to Berardi’s claim that he will stay next season.

The former Chelsea manager is not short on options, having already turned down proposals from the Portugal and Brazil national teams this season.

He has also been the subject of interest from Spanish and European champions Real Madrid where he reportedly still has ties with Florentino Perez.

Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain have also contacted him about taking over from current under-fire manager Christophe Galtier at the Parc des Princes.

However, Mourinho refrained from speaking about his long-term future at Roma, insisting he is only focused on Thursday night’s crunch game.

“Today, I don’t want to think about my future – both mine and that of the team,” Mourinho added.

“Today, we only have to think about tomorrow, an inside-out match. I don’t think about the future, the future is only tomorrow, and I don’t want to talk about my situation.”

Mourinho’s side will battle Salzburg in front of their home fans for a place in the last 16, having lost the first leg 1-0 in Austria.

They will then travel to bottom-placed Cremonese, looking to further their push for a place in next season’s Champions League.

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