Roma ready to sack Jose Mourinho and have replacement lined up | Football


Jose Mourinho future at Roma is uncertain after a rocky start to the season (NurPhoto/Shutterstock)

Roma are ready to sack Jose Mourinho, according to reports in Italy.

Mourinho side have endured a difficult start to the new Serie A season with three defeats in their first seven games, including a 2-1 loss at home to AC Milan.

Roma have shown signs of improvement over the past week as they followed up a 2-0 win against Frosinone with a 4-0 victory against Servette in the Europa League on Thursday evening.

However, Correire dello Sport reports that Roma’s owner, Dan Friedkin, wanted to sack Mourinho after the team’s 4-1 defeat away to Genoa on September 28 and the American billionaire is still considering a change.

The report claims that Friedkin remains intent on sacking Mourinho and a defeat to Cagliari on Sunday could seal the Portuguese’s fate.

It’s also claimed that Friedkin has already lined up former Germany and Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick as Mourinho’s replacement.

Former Germany head coach Hansi Flick

Former Germany head coach Hansi Flick is on Roma’s radar (Getty)

Flick is currently out of work after he was sacked as Germany’s head coach following a 4-1 defeat to Japan in a friendly last month.

Before his time with Germany’s national team, the 58-year-old spent two seasons at Bayern Munich and guided the team to the quadruple in 2020.

Mourinho, meanwhile, is currently in his third season with Roma having joined them in 2021.

The former Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham manager ended Roma’s 14-year wait for a trophy in his first season as he guided the club to victory in the Europa Conference League.

Last season, Roma were beaten by Sevilla in the Europa League final and finished sixth in Serie A, seven points off a Champions League spot.

Mourinho has also left the door open for a move to the Saudi Pro League.

‘I will definitely come during the my free time but my belief is also that I will work there,’ Mourinho said in an interview with Elhekayashow.

‘I don’t know when but I’m pretty sure it will happen.

‘I’m in Rome, I’m focused and I’ll give everything until my last day. Nobody knows the future but it’s something I will definitely do.’

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