Jose Mourinho, a popular football coach, could become the highest-paid manager ever after being offered a two-year contract worth more than £100 million to coach Saudi Arabia, glamsquad reports
The 60-year-old Portugueseman joined Roma in 2021 and is under contract with the Serie A giants until 2024. However, there have been disagreements over transfers and disappointment with Roma’s performance this season.
Mourinho has now been approached directly by ‘top management’ to lead the Saudi Arabia national team.
The contract includes €60 million per year and two options for Mourinho, according to Corriere dello Sport.
He’d have the option of terminating the contract at the end of the first season or extending it until 2026, the year of the North American World Cup.
Roma has struggled to secure a place in the Champions League and currently sits fifth in the league.
According to Get Football Italy, Mourinho has a strong relationship with the club’s supporters but appears unable to persuade Roma’s owners that he is deserving of a new contract, with no new offer currently on the table.
If he is to remain in charge, he is said to have demanded that at least three new players, a striker, a midfielder, and a defender, be brought in during the summer transfer window.
Mourinho wants to decide his future now, not at the end of Roma’s current season, and is reportedly eager to meet with the club’s owners, the Friedkins.
The former Chelsea, Manchester United, and Tottenham manager may leave the club if his demands are not met.