Jose Mourinho has been offered a three-year deal to return to Italy with AS Roma. The former Manchester United boss has been out of work since he was shown the door at Old Trafford earlier in the season.
But his stock is still high in Italy, where he had an amazingly successful spell with Inter Milan. And now L’Equipe say the Giallorossi have made an offer of a three-year deal to tempt him back into management.
The Italian giants sacked Eusebio Di Francesco earlier this season, while Claudio Ranieri is currently in charge until the end of the campaign.
Mourinho has been out of managerial work since he was replaced at Old Trafford by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last year. It looked as though he was in line for a sensational return to Real Madrid – the club he lead to the La Liga title in 2011–12.
That move was scuppered by the reappointment of club legend Zinedine Zidane, with Mourinho left to turn his attention to Italy. The 56-year-old is understood to have discussed a three-year deal at Stadio Olimpico despite the uncertainty over Champions League qualification.
Roma sit a point behind fourth-placed Atalanta with four games left to play, including an encounter with champions Juventus. Mourinho has also been in touch with former club Inter Milan about a return to the top job there.
Talks have stalled over Mourinho’s salary demands, with claims he wants an £8.5 million deal while Inter chiefs are only prepared to offer £6.9m.