Mourinho snubs questions on becoming Ronaldo’s new manager. After being barraged by media on Thursday, Jose Mourinho, the manager of Roma, steadfastly declined to comment on the possibility of being the next coach of Portugal.
Following their shocking elimination from the 2022 World Cup at the hands of Morocco, Fernando Santos was removed from the position on the same day.
And when Mourinho arrived in Faro with the Serie A team, he was barraged by waiting journalists’ inquiries about his future but made no attempt to react.
Before boarding the team bus with his players, Mourinho merely grinned, picked up a microphone cover off the floor, and gave it back to the reporter.
Though doing both is exceedingly uncommon, there have been rumors that Mourinho may “job-share,” maintaining his current position at Roma while still leading his nation.
The former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager is well-versed in Portuguese football, has a solid track record of winning championships, and possesses the power to assist handle star players with enormous reputations, such as Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo was benched by Santos for their final two World Cup games against Morocco and Switzerland.