Despite his recent uninspiring sackings, Jose Mourinho remains one of the most successful football managers of all time, behind only a few. The Portuguese coach has endured a few years of struggle, getting himself sacked at Chelsea, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur before returning to Italy to sign for Roma in 2021.
Despite winning the club’s first European title in 2022, Jose Mourinho was recently sacked by Roma after a run of poor results, including failing to win any of his last six league games. What’s next for Jose Mourinho? Which club will he be leading out of the locker room next? Let’s explore his options together.
Where will Jose Mourinho land next?
Jose Mourinho faced another sack last week when Roma announced that they had parted ways with the two-time Champions League winner and have since replaced him with former captain Daniele De Rossi.
Jose Mourinho made history when he won the inaugural UEFA Europa Conference League title with Roma in 2022, becoming the only manager to have won all the available European trophies after winning the Champions League two times with Porto and Inter, the Europa League with Manchester United, and the Super Cup with Inter.
Now that Mourinho is without a club, he’ll surely not be short of suitors. He could return to the Premier League, with Chelsea being the likeliest destination. Mauricio Pochettino hasn’t managed to get the best out of the expensive Chelsea squad he has at his disposal, and there have been reports of a potential sacking at the London club.
Jose Mourinho has also been rumored to head to Saudi Arabia, where he rejected a bumper contract last summer to stay at Roma. Mourinho’s likeliest destination in the Middle East is Al-Shabbab.
Mourinho has also been rumored to take up a national team job with Brazil, but that looks unlikely at the moment, as the former Real Madrid manager favors only a club gig. He could also decide to stay in Italy to sign with Napoli, who have struggled this season despite only winning the Scudetto less than a year ago.
Roma fans make themselves clear over Mourinho’s sacking
When a club sacks a manager, fans are mostly behind the decision, but that’s not the case with Jose Mourinho and Roma fans. The legendary Portuguese manager delivered the club’s first European trophy two years ago, which instantly made him a cult hero among the club’s fans.
The sacking of Mourinho didn’t go down well with the fans, with some of them taking to social media to express their distaste for the decision. Some even displayed banners of support for the Portuguese coach just outside the Stadio Olimpico. “Ghost club, players without balls. Honor to you, Jose Mourinho,” the banner read.
Roma got off to a flying start in their post-Mourinho era with a 2-1 win over Verona to make a great start for Daniele De Rossi and his side.