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Jose Mourinho offered mammoth salary package to coach in Saudi Arabia

Jose Mourinho offered mammoth salary package from Saudi Arabia

Jose Mourinho has been subject to transfer speculation amid uncertainty surrounding his long-term future at Stadio Olimpico.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Saudi Arabia have registered interest in the AS Roma manager and have tabled a mammoth €60 million a year salary package to lure him to the Middle East.

The offer could see Mourinho coach the Saudi national team, which is now vacant after former manager Herve Renard joined the France women’s national side.

Renard had caught the eye at the 2022 World Cup after guiding his side to an improbable 2-1 comeback victory over eventual winners Argentina in the tournament curtain raiser.

However, the Arabians could not muster another positive result in their subsequent two games against Mexico and Poland, finishing at the bottom of Group C.

If Mourinho decides to continue in club football instead, the offer could also see him reunite with former player and compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo at Al Nassr.

The Portuguese tactician is seriously considering the offer. But his preference remains to stay in Rome, where he has already made history guiding the Giallorossi to a Europa Conference League triumph in his first campaign.

Mourinho is also eyeing a similar finish in this season’s Europa League, having steered his side to the quarter-finals, where they will face Eredivisie leaders Feyenoord Rotterdam.

The Portuguese manager also has Roma chasing a Champions League finish for the first time since the 2017/18 campaign. 

The Giallorossi are currently embroiled in a five-way battle for a top-four finish, sitting fifth in the Serie A standings although level on points with fourth-placed Inter Milan and just one behind AC Milan in third.

Mourinho’s current deal at the Stadio Olimpico runs until 2024, and the Portuguese coach has agreed to fulfil contractual obligations.

However, Roma’s transfer business in the summer market could be pivotal in keeping ‘the Special One’ in Rome with a two-year deal already on the table from the Arabians.

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