REPORT: Roma identify Mourinho replacement after Europa League stumble

Jose Mourinho (Photo Credit: Roma Press/X)

REPORT: Roma identify Mourinho replacement after Europa League stumble

Ayoola Kelechi 21:51 - 30.11.2023

Roma have already identified the man to take over from Jose Mourinho if the Portuguese manager's time at the club comes to an abrupt end

Serie A side AS Roma have reportedly identified a replacement for current manager Jose Mourinho if the Portuguese gaffer decides to leave the club soon.

Mourinho on the ropes at Roma

Mourinho has had a topsy-turvy ride as Roma manager since joining the club in 2021.

The former Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Chelsea boss helped Roma win their first major European title in his first season with the UEFA Europa Conference League title.

However, Mourinho has struggled to deliver a similar high for the Gialorossi, losing the final of the Europa League and finishing outside the automatic UEFA Champions League places in two consecutive Serie A seasons.

Roma identify Mourinho’s successor

In the current Serie A and Europa League campaigns, Roma have shown further signs of struggle under Mourinho, leading to doubt about Mourinho’s long-term future at the club.

Mourinho and Roma’s hierarchy have enjoyed a frosty relationship recently, and there have been rumours that the Portuguese gaffer could be eyeing a move to Saudi Arabia.

In the event that Mourinho and Roma do break ties, Calciomercato report that the Gialorossi have already identified the current Monza manager, Raffaele Palladino, as the ultimate successor to their wantaway gaffer.

Palladino has done remarkable work at Monza, saving the minnows from relegation after taking over the club while winless in September 2022 and securing safety with six matches of the 2022/23 season left.

The news of his possible replacement will come as a dagger to Mourinho’s heart, thanks to the public dislike shared between himself and Palladino which even saw the Roma manager sent off for mocking the Monza coach in their last meeting.

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