Fired from Roma, Mourinho approaches Al-Shabab, from Saudi Arabia

José Mourinho may have a new home. This is because in the same week that he was fired from Roma, the Portuguese coach would have given the green light to lead Al-Shabab, from Saudi Arabia. 

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According to the newspaper “Asharq Al-Awsat”, the Special One verbally accepted the Saudi club’s proposal and will travel in the coming days to seal the agreement.

With this, Mourinho participated in a virtual meeting on Thursday (18) with Al-Shabab’s sporting director, the Italian Domenico Tite, according to the publication.

The coach reportedly stated that he “knows the Saudi sporting project well” and that “he will present a plan to take the club back to the podium by reinforcing the team with international players next summer” (in the northern hemisphere). 

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He would replace Croatian Igor Biscan, hired in October 2023 and who has not been having a good season with the team, 11th in the Saudi Championship.

It is worth remembering that Mourinho left Roma after 138 games, with a runner-up in the Europa League and a title in the Conference League. He had remained at the Italian club this season after turning down offers from Al-Hilal and Al-Ahli.

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