Jose Mourinho was the first option of the Football Association of Portugal for the position of coach after the departure of Fernando Santos, but no agreement was reached.
Portuguese footballers will have to wait for a new strategist.
Namely, people from the Association communicated with Roma’s coach, but he rejected them precisely because of his obligations to the club he currently leads and told the mediator that he is not interested in working with the national team at the moment, “Jornal de Noticias” learns.
Mourinho has a contract with “Giallorossi” until 2024, and according to everything, he will remain fully committed to this Italian giant until the end of his term.
In addition to Portugal, Brazil also showed interest in Mourinho, which was also left without a coach after the World Cup, but if the experienced strategist gave this answer to the national team of his homeland, it is very likely that he will give the same answer to the five-time world champion.
Regarding Portugal, Luis Enrique and Zinedine Zidane are mentioned as potential replacements.