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Jose Mourinho talks Brazil and Saudi managerial interest

Jose Mourinho talks Brazil and Saudi managerial interest

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Mourinho to sign new deal at Roma

AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho has rejected talk of a move to Brazil, insisting that he has not yet received interest from the national side. Mourinho has also rejected interest from Saudi Arabia, as he admits that he wants to extend his spell with the Serie A side. 

Carlo Ancelotti had been expected to take over the Brazil role, but this week signed a new contract with Real Madrid, thus placing Mourinho in pole position for the position. Mourinho said of the talk: “I don’t know if it’s true or not about Brazil, because they did not speak directly to me. I told my agent that until the club has decided if I am staying or not, I don’t want to know or talk to anyone else.”

Roma have been open about their plan to give Mourinho a new contract, and Mourinho said of the club's owners: “I have no reason to think the Friedkin family is not honest, that it does not understand reciprocity the way I do. I trust their honesty 100 per cent. I had not yet signed for Roma, but had given my word to Roma. I received an offer from a club, I won’t say which, I did say it in the series, who wanted me to break my word with Roma and I refused."

Mourinho is expected to sign a new deal before the beginning of the summer.