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Mourinho likely to leave Roma if they finish outside the top-four

AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho could leave the club if they finish outside the top four, reports La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Portuguese has been in charge of the Serie A club since 2021 and has a deal until 2024.

Roma won the inaugural Europa Conference League last term, but they finished sixth in the Serie A.

They are now fifth in the table after 24 games, with three points between them and second-placed Inter Milan.

Finishing in the top four and qualifying for next season’s Champions League remains feasible.

However, Roma cannot afford to drop unnecessary points going forward.

They will be without Mourinho on the touchline for their next two league games – against Juventus and Sassuolo.

The former Chelsea boss was sent off in his side’s 2-1 league defeat to Cremonese on Tuesday.

It is the third time Mourinho has been dismissed this term, and it appears his third-season syndrome is in full effect.

He has already been linked with a return to the Stamford Bridge club, and Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly keeping tabs on him.

Roma can still qualify for Europe’s elite competition even if they finish outside the top four in Serie A.

They must win the Europa League to book an automatic berth in the Champions League.

The Stadio Olimpico club have been drawn against Real Sociedad in the competition’s round of 16.

Roma must be on top of their game to have a chance of winning the Europa League.

Arsenal, Manchester United and Juventus are the favourites to win the competition.

Roma hired Mourinho to win silverware and play regular Champions League football.

They will not be downcast if he leaves without achieving the goal.

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