Jose Mourinho is one win away from helping Roma win back-to-back European titles after guiding the club to the Europa League final.
The ‘Special One’ led the Giallorossi to European glory last season as they won the inaugural edition of the Europa Conference League to bring home a first-ever piece of continental silverware.
Roma delivered a typical ‘Mourinho performance’ in a tepid 0-0 draw at Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday, protecting a 1-0 aggregate lead to squeeze past the German outfit in an evenly-contested semi-final.
Proven Europa League specialists Sevilla, who overcame Juventus in the other semi-final, will challenge the Italians’ continental credentials in the final on May 31.
Since Serie A will finish before that title-deciding fixture, the upcoming showdown against Los Rojiblancos could be Mourinho’s final game in charge of Roma amid speculation linking him with Paris Saint-Germain.
As per La Repubblica (via Voce Giallorossa), the former Manchester United manager met with Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani – the owner of the French club – in Rome recently to discuss his future.
PSG sporting director Luis Campos is reportedly hellbent on convincing the famous tactician to take over the managerial reins at the Parc des Princes in the summer.
Mourinho seems to be the only option for Campos after Les Parisiens decided against continuing with Christophe Galtier following another premature Champions League exit.
Despite bringing PSG to the brink of a record-breaking 11th Ligue 1 title, Galtier has failed to live up to expectations in Paris and will cut ties with the club at the end of the season.
Winning an elusive Champions League trophy remains PSG’s top priority, and Campos believes Mourinho can be the catalyst to inspire the French outfit to the top of Europe.
As a serial European winner, the 60-year-old knows in-depth about winning the Champions League, having done it twice with Porto and Inter Milan, respectively.
But he’ll communicate his decision to Roma and PSG only after the Budapest final.
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