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Several sources in Italy claim that Roma’s owners are considering extending José Mourinho’s contract and could meet with the Portuguese coach before the end of the year.
Mourinho’s current contract at the Stadio Olimpico expires in June 2024, and only a few weeks ago the Special One was due to leave at the end of the season. However, Calciomercato.com and La Gazzetta dello Sport claim that the scenario has suddenly changed as Roma’s owners are now considering extending Mourinho’s stay at the club. According to Calciomercato, the two parties could meet before the end of December to begin negotiations. Mourinho won’t be taking a pay cut, but according to La Gazzetta, the coach wants to stay in Rome. The Giallorossi occupy fourth place in the Serie A standings, level on points with Napoli on 24, while stadium revenues have risen considerably during the Special One’s tenure, with the Stadio Olimpico often sold out. It would appear that Mourinho particularly appreciated Tiago Pinto’s latest interview, in which the Roma director defended him following the allegations against referee Matteo Marcenaro. There is therefore still every chance that he will extend his stay in the capital.