·28 January 2023
·28 January 2023
Roma manager Jose Mourinho has his sights on returning to the Premier League next season with a third spell at Chelsea, The Daily Mail report.
The Portuguese tactician has done an impressive job with the Giallorossi over the last 18 months. He helped them win the inaugural Europa Conference League and they are currently in contention to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Despite this, the 60-year-old is not entirely pleased with his time in Rome. He is said to be frustrated with the lack of financial backing from the hierarchy in order to mount a serious challenge for the league title.
Hence, he plans to move on from the Giallorossi at the end of the current campaign and The Daily Mail cite that a return to the Premier League could be on the cards and more likely to the English capital.
Mourinho’s family continue to be based in London and it is reported that the Portuguese is keen on an incredible third spell at Stamford Bridge despite being dismissed by the club in the last two occasions.
However, Chelsea have no plans of reuniting with him. The west London giants are prepared to place their trust on Graham Potter, who only succeeded Thomas Tuchel as manager in September last year.
West Ham United are currently considered as outside candidates to appoint Mourinho, though that may depend on them waiting until the summer as the Portuguese won’t leave Roma during mid-season.
Hammers boss David Moyes is currently under huge pressure with the club just one point above the drop zone. There is a possibility that he could be sacked before the summer if the results don’t improve.
Newcastle United could be a lucrative option for Mourinho outside of London, but the Magpies seem unlikely to contemplate a change. The club are flying high under Eddie Howe at the moment.
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