Roma coach José Mourinho stated he totally expects to work in Saudi Arabia sooner or later after his compatriot, Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo, led the best way by becoming a member of Al Nassr, with a stream of gamers subsequently signing for Saudi Pro League groups.
Mourinho appeared assured about shifting to Saudi Arabia throughout an interview MBC Egypt TV channel, owned by Saudi MBC Group.
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“I will go to Saudi Arabia in some free time, but I am convinced that I will work there. I don’t know when, but I am pretty sure of it,” stated Mourinho, who’s below strain after a disappointing begin to the season.
“No one knows the future, but I will definitely do this [working in Saudi Arabia].”
Mourinho, 60, stated lately that he had rejected an enormous provide from Saudi Arabia in order to remain in Roma for a 3rd season after main the crew to win the UEFA Conference League and attain the UEFA Europa League closing.
But final July he additionally joined the board of administrators of Mahd Academy, which works on expertise discovery in Saudi Arabia.
“Doors are always open for me in Saudi Arabia. I want to feel the development there,” Mourinho stated.
“Cristiano was the first to go there and give a different perspective immediately. The players thought at first that it was a one-man show but they realised in the summer that everything was really changing.
“Many gamers, not simply on the final interval of their careers, but additionally some gamers at the very best years of their careers, are coming as a result of the competitors is actual, not simply at home League, but additionally the AFC Champions League could be very fascinating,” he stated.
Mourinho has led groups to home league titles in Spain, England and Italy in addition to to 2 Champions League titles.