Watch Jose Mourinho’s reaction as Portugal national team manager-to-be. After being asked by the homeland media about taking charge of the Portuguese after Fernando Santos was sacked yesterday.
Jose Mourinho declined to comment on being linked with the vacant Portugal managerial position. After being mobbed by journalists. Fernando Santos was sacked by the Portuguese Football Federation (PFF) yesterday. It came after his team were eliminated in the World Cup quarter-finals by losing to Morocco. And when Mourinho arrived in Portugal with his Roma team. He was bombarded. Questions about his future from a group of reporters awaited him, but he did not respond.
Mourinho Landing at Faro Airport Portugal on the evening of 15 December 2022 to begin a week of training in warm weather and play three friendly games. Local journalists rushed to surround. The Special One and asked if he would take the Portugal job. The famous manager, who has previously managed Chelsea. Real Madrid and Manchester United, declined to respond to reporters’ questions. Then Mourinho who led the UFABET team to win the Europa Conference League for the first time with the Italian club in May Smiling. As he picked up the microphone cover from the floor and handed it back to the reporter. Before boarding the team bus with his players
There is speculation that Mourinho can ‘manage’ both positions simultaneously. While maintaining his current status at Roma while managing the club in his home country. Although doing both at the same time Well, there won’t be many people doing it. But some have suggested that current Portugal Under-21s manager Rui Jorge could take charge of the team until the end of the season, with Portugal making a big offer for Mourinho to leave Roma. He is very knowledgeable about Portuguese football. Has a good record of winning trophies at the highest level And has the power to manage famous big players such as Cristiano Ronaldo.
Former Portugal midfielder Maniche, who played under Mourinho at Porto and Chelsea, told Radio Renascenca that the 59-year-old would do well if he took charge. Said: “He is an experienced coach who is prepared for hardships because he knows our football and football abroad. He is smart and knows how to deal with young people. He had already adapted to this generation. And proved it by winning the title at Roma. which didn’t happen a few years ago.”
Mourinho’s Roma squad are now in Portugal for a mid-season friendly during the World Cup. And they will return to Serie A with Bologna on January 4, 2023. Santos led Portugal to European glory in 2016 and later won the UEFA Nations League in 2016. 2018-19 Sportsmail revealed on Wednesday December 14, 2022 that the Portuguese Football Federation (PFF) is considering a plan to sack the coach after eight years in charge of the national team.
And in the end, the PFF actually decided to let the manager go. They are on the hunt for a new head coach ahead of Euro 2024, with Mourinho as the favorite, including Paulo Fonseca, who took charge of Roma before Mourinho. However, Santos dared to drop Ronaldo. The Portuguese icon was a substitute ahead of their last 16 game against Switzerland He ran out of patience with the 37-year-old after reacting badly to being substituted against South Korea in the group stage. And whoever takes over the team will have to handle Ronaldo’s situation carefully. because they say Leaving Ronaldo and AC Milan stars Rafael Leao on the bench for important games It was one of the reasons why Santos was sacked.