Jose Mourinho desires to be reunited with Tottenham duo Eric Dier and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in Roma, based on stories in Italy.
The Portuguese coach was sacked a few weeks in the past after Spurs’ poor performances each domestically and in Europe, with Ryan Mason taking over till the end of the season.
He has not taken the former Man Utd and Chelsea lengthy boss to discover a new job, although, with Roma side Serie A agreeing a deal for him to take over on the end of this season.
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And now Mourinho is already being linked with two of his former players as he makes an attempt to revamp the squad on the Stadio Olimpico.
Italian publication Sport Gazzetta dello (via Sports activities Witnesses) claims that Dier and Hojbjerg have been written in red pencil in Mourinho’s pocket book as he tried to bring his Tottenham favorites to Rome.
The report describes Dier as a ‘central defender entrusted with the rear-end’ whereas Hojbjerg is taken into account a ‘barometer in entrance of the defense’.
The Danish midfielder is the principle attraction right here as he would ‘balance the team within the midfield’ and whereas solely signing him last summer season for Spurs, Mourinho might ‘ask Roma to make an effort financial to get it ‘.
In the meantime, Roma normal manager Tiago Pinto said yesterday that Giallorossi couldn’t miss the chance to appoint Mourinho’s pedigree manager.
He said: “When Jose grew to become accessible, we instantly jumped on the chance to speak to one of many greatest managers ever.
“We have been blown away by Jose’s want to win and his ardour for the sport: irrespective of what number of trophies he has received, his most important focus is all the time on the subsequent one. He has the data, expertise and management to compete in any respect ranges.
“We all know it takes time, persistence and the appropriate individuals in the appropriate jobs to construct a profitable sports mission. We’re extraordinarily assured that Jose would be the good coach for our mission, for our close to and long run future.
“Along with Dan and Ryan Friedkin’s imaginative and prescient and ambition, we are going to construct the foundations of a new MP Roma.”