Jose Mourinho makes Saudi Arabia job confession with Roma making sack plans

Jose Mourinho Roma

Jose Mourinho wants to manage in Saudi Arabia but is committed to life at Roma for now

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 07/10/2023

- 12:50

The former Premier League boss has overseen a slow start to the new Serie A season

Jose Mourinho has admitted he thinks he will work in Saudi Arabia one day.

The 60-year-old is one of the best managers of his generation, having won silverware galore over the years.

However, having guided Roma to successive European finals, he's now overseen a torrid start to the new season.

The Italian side sit 13th in the Serie A table having won just two of their seven league matches so far.

Saudi Arabia

Jose Mourinho would love to work in Saudi Arabia in the future


And Mourinho, speaking ahead of his side's showdown with Cagliari on Sunday, has admitted he expects to work in Saudi in the future.

A host of big names have moved to the Middle East ever since Cristiano Ronaldo touched down in the country back in December.

Mourinho could now join them.

He said: "I will go to Saudi Arabia in some free time, but I am convinced that I will work there.

"I don't know when, but I am pretty sure of it.

"I am committed to my work with Roma and I want to give everything to the club until the last day.

"No one knows the future, but I will definitely do this."

Mourinho also added: "Doors are always open for me in Saudi Arabia. I want to feel the development there.

"Cristiano was the first to go there and give a different perspective immediately.

"The players thought at first that it was a one-man show but they realised in the summer that everything was really changing.

"Many players, not just at the last period of their careers, but also some players at the best years of their careers, are coming because the competition is real.

"Not just at domestic League, but also the AFC Champions League is very interesting."

Mourinho could soon be out of a job.

Corriere dello Sport have claimed the Portuguese will be sacked if Roma fail to win against Cagliari on Sunday night.

And it's also claimed they already have a replacement lined up.

Should Mourinho leave the Italian giants, former Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick is being considered to take over.

Big things were expected of Flick when he became manager of the Germany national team in May 2021.

However, he was sacked back in September shortly after a dire 4-1 defeat to Japan.

Flick previously steered Bayern to treble glory in 2020, overseeing a 1-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League final that year.

He has since been replaced as Germany boss by Julian Nagelsmann - who also previously took over from his compatriot at Bayern.


Jose Mourinho Roma

Jose Mourinho could lose his job at Roma with results failing to live up to expectations


Mourinho has managed three Premier League teams over the years.

He has had two spells at Chelsea, securing three league titles across them.

Mourinho spent two-and-a-half years at Manchester United before being axed in December 2018 and replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

And he's also worked at Tottenham, too, though was unable to win a trophy during his spell in north London.

You may like