Written By Onyeka Daniel
It’s been over four weeks now since the sacking of Jose Mourinho by Italian side, AS Roma after they lost to AC Milan and he has since been replaced by club legend, Daniele De Rossi on the bench.
For the former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager, he hasn’t been snapped up yet by another club with his next club a subject of speculation, but it seems like the Middle East is the best bet, Saudi Arabia especially, but according to a new report, he could still remain in Europe.
The special one is learning German’ with a view of taking charge of German giants, Bayern Munich if he has the chance to replace Thomas Tuchel. The 61-year-old has been linked with Bayern, with Tuchel having received much criticism from supporters recently.
According to BILD, Mourinho is keen on taking charge of Bayern if the opportunity arises and the chances of this happening was boosted over the weekend following the 3-0 defeat to Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen.
While Bayern CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen has backed Tuchel, the defeat at the BayArena has left them 5 points behind the Xavi Alonso coached side after 21 games and they face the real prospect of losing the German League title.
Losing the title and a not so great run in the UCL could spell the end of Tuchel with the Bavarians and Mourinho could be the perfect candidate to take charge for next season. Mourinho is reportedly eager to replace Tuchel if the Bayern job becomes available, else he will move to Saudi Arabia.
He won the Europa Conference League with Roma in 2022 but was sacked after some inconsistent performances this campaign. The former Manchester United and Real Madrid manager is eager to get back into management.
He has previously managed in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain and moving to Germany will help him conclude a feat of managing in the top five European leagues and winning the League will also set another milestone for him.
Atalanta manager, Gian Piero Gasperini has admitted that the 4-1 away win to Genoa flattered the team and reveals Bologna with his pupil Thiago Motta are the most ‘worrying’ rivals for fourth place. “There are many reasons to feel satisfied, even if the result was rather amplified in stoppages,” said Gasperini in his press conference.
“It was difficult because Genoa are a strong side with enthusiasm and the crowd here gives them an extra boost. Their goal could’ve completely changed the game, but fortunately Koopmeiners scored and that opened up the spaces for the other goals. “De Ketelare’s first half was extraordinary, even before the goal. This lad has talent and will continue to improve. He has everything it takes to flourish.
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“These types of matches can change in an instant, but we did well with the substitutions and to defend well. We are happy for El-Bilal, who had been out of action for almost a year and had two operations, so this can boost his confidence and help him show what he can do.”
Atalanta are in the race for the Champions League spot with Motta, who was his player and learned many tactical ideas from Gasperini, while today Genoa boss Alberto Gilardino also saw him as a mentor. “I am very happy for them. The team played with a great Rossoblu heart this evening. Gilardino has done great things here and deserves all this success.
“I fear Thiago will get under my feet right to the end of the season! Bologna are a team who in some ways worry me, because they always play good football and he is on his way towards the very top clubs. “Of course, there were others here with me at Genoa too, like Raffaele Palladino and Ivan Juric. Those were good times.” He further added.
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