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Jose Mourinho unsure about Roma future after losing Europa League final to Sevilla

Jose Mourinho has expressed uncertainty about his future at Roma after their Europa League final defeat to Sevilla in Budapest on Wednesday.

The Italian side made an impressive start to the final and went ahead courtesy of Paulo Dybala’s strike after 34 minutes. 

The breakthrough led Mourinho to adopt a defensive approach which ultimately backfired on them. 

Sevilla grew into the game and restored parity 10 minutes after the break through a Gianluca Mancini own goal.

Opportunities came to both sides, but the scoreline remained the same until the end of extra time, with the match going to penalties.  

Only Bryan Cristante scored for Roma, while all four Sevilla players hit the target to seal a record-extending seventh Europa League title. 

Mourinho, who joined the Serie A outfit in May 2021, said afterwards he is not sure he will continue in his role at Stadio Olimpico. 

“I can’t say I will be here next season,” he said (via the Guardian). “I will go on holiday on Monday, then we will speak.

“I told the owners I will tell them if I start talks with another club. As of now no other club called me. It is time for me to talk to the owners. It is time for the owners to talk to me.”

Mourinho had never lost a European final before Wednesday but his record ended at the Puskas Arena.

He was clearly unhappy as he handed his runners-up medal to a fan in the stands after the presentation. 

His contract at Stadio Olimpico expires in June 2024, but he may leave the club this summer.

Paris Saint-Germain have been credited with an interest in the Portuguese boss, with Christophe Galtier expected to leave his position. 

Mourinho will likely join the Ligue 1 giants if they make a reasonable offer.  

He has impressed with his work at Roma, leading them to Europa Conference League success last year. 

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