Portuguese media confirm Mourinho eyed for national team job

Andy Mattioli

Portugal are looking to part ways with Fernando Santos following their most recent elimination from the World Cup.

Similarly to Spain – who appointed U21 coach Luis de la Fuente as manager – Portugal are thinking of giving a step up to their youth coach Rui Jorge.

But, at the same time, Roma manager Jose Mourinho is also among the preferred candidates for the job, confirm Portuguese media.

According to A Bola, a deal involving the Special One and his home country’s national is very complicated but there is mutual interest on both sides.

Portugal would be open to Mourinho combining both club and country coaching duties since his contract with the Giallorossi is valid until 2024.

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