José Mourinho reveals why he turned down Saudi Arabia’s offers

By Antoine Rabito on Monday August 7, 2023
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Roma coach José Mourinho has admitted that he was approached by two Saudi Arabian clubs. But the Special One confessed that he had turned down a move to the Saudi Pro League because of a promise he made during the Europa League final.

“This summer, I received two offers from Saudi Arabia: Al Hilal and Al Ahli. I thought about it, and even before going to the meeting with the Saudi representatives, I told my club that I wasn’t going to accept. When I got home, I said exactly the same thing. On the one hand, I felt trapped by my own words: I said in Budapest (where the Europa League final was held) that I wanted to stay at Roma. But if you ask me if that’s the only reason why I didn’t accept the offer, no, it’s not the only reason,” declared José Mourinho, his words reported by Gianluca Di Marzio.

Antoine Rabito

Antoine Rabito

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