Mourinho set to coach 10th club after reaching verbal agreement with Turkish giants

Jose Mourinho reaches verbal agreement with Fenerbahce || Image credit: Imago

Mourinho set to coach 10th club after reaching verbal agreement with Turkish giants

Faruq Ibrahim 11:07 - 31.05.2024

Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho is set to return to football management after reaching a verbal agreement with a Turkish-based side.

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly reached an agreement with Turkish side Fenerbahce to become their next manager. 

The 61-year-old has been out of the job since January when he was sacked by Roma following a run of bad results. He has been linked with a number of jobs, especially from Saudi Arabian clubs, but is now said to have picked Turkey as his next destination.

Mourinho's next club 

According to the reliable Fabrizio Romano, the Portuguese tactician has reached a verbal agreement with Fenerbahce on a two-year contract valid until 2026. 

Mourinho's long-time representative Jorge Mendes is said to be formalising the deal, and an official announcement will be expected to follow soon. 

This report comes after months of Mourinho being unattached to any club following the termination of his contract by the Roma leadership. 

Ex-Roma manager Jose Mourinho | Imago
Ex-Roma manager Jose Mourinho | Imago

The Turkish side are set to become Mourinho's 10th club as a manager, and the Super Lig would become the fifth league the Portuguese has managed a club in. 

Meanwhile, veteran midfielder Luka Modric has been praised by ex-Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho, who has called the Croatian international "the beauty of football."

After joining Mourinho from Tottenham in the summer of 2012, the 2018 Ballon d'Or winner went on to become one of the greatest players in the world.

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