Multiple sources in Italy claim that Roma’s owners are considering extending Jose Mourinho’s contract and could meet with the Portuguese coach before the end of the year.
The Portuguese’s current deal at the Stadio Olimpico expires in June 2024 and just weeks ago, the Special One was expected to leave at the end of the season.
However, Calciomercato.com and La Gazzetta dello Sport report 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 sides could meet before the end of December to start negotiations. Mourinho will not think about reducing wages, but according to Gazzetta, the coach wants to stay at Roma.
The majority of Roma fans are pushing for Mourinho’s contract extension and the club are happy with recent results on and off the pitch.
The Giallorossi are fourth in the Serie A table, 24 points adrift of Napoli, at the same time stadium revenue has increased drastically during the Special One’s tenure with the Stadio Olimpico often sold out.
Mourinho is reported to have particularly praised Tiago Pinto’s recent interview, where the Roma manager defended him following the allegations about referee Matteo Marcenaro, so there is still a chance he could extend his stay in the capital.