Jose Mourinho has been offered a deal worth more than £100m ($125m) to become the manager of the Saudi Arabia national team, which would make him the highest-paid manager in history
Roma’s current manager, Jose Mourinho, has reportedly been offered a deal worth over £100m ($125m) to manage the Saudi Arabia national team, which could make him the highest-paid manager in history.
Despite being under contract until 2024, Mourinho may leave Roma early if he accepts the offer. The Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport claims that the 60-year-old manager would receive €60 million each year for two years and could either end the contract after the first year or extend it until 2026.
Mourinho’s contract with Roma runs until 2024, but the club has not yet offered him an extension.
They are reportedly considering their options before making a decision. Mourinho wants clarity on his future during the ongoing season and has expressed a desire to meet with the club owners.
He has also stated that he would like to sign a striker, midfielder, and defender in the summer if he remains in charge.
In the winter, there were reports linking Mourinho to the Portugal national team job after Fernando Santos left. However, Mourinho decided to stay at Roma as he is in a good position to win his second trophy with the club, the UEFA Europa League, after winning the Conference League title last season.
Although he seemed committed to Roma, he hinted at the possibility of changing jobs by stating that “contracts sometimes are not the most important thing” when asked about the likelihood of him joining Chelsea.