Mourinho: Between the American Dream and the Lusitanian Call

Speculations about the future of the 'Special One' fuel debates on a possible move to MLS or a return to the Portuguese national soccer team

SS Lazio v AS Roma - Coppa Italia
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The soccer world is once again buzzing with recent speculations about the future of renowned coach José Mourinho, known as the "Special One." After his dismissal from Roma this week, the British press has been delving into the possible destinations for the Portuguese coach, and two options stand out: Major League Soccer (MLS) and a return to the Portuguese national soccer team.

Mourinho, in previous statements, expressed his fascination with the American mentality, emphasizing the open-mindedness of people in the United States. Speculations about a potential move to the MLS are gaining momentum, although, at this point, there have been no confirmations of negotiations with American soccer clubs.

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José Mourinho
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However, Mourinho's American dream may face a heavyweight competitor: the Portuguese national team. The coach has always expressed the desire to end his career by managing the national team, but the sudden circumstances of his departure from Roma could expedite this return, possibly before 2030, when Portugal will co-host the Euro Cup.

The Saudi option emerges as a plan B but remains in the background compared to the possibility of an appointment as the coach of the Portuguese national soccer team. Portugal, however, seems to dismiss this hypothesis due to Roberto Martínez's solid performance.