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Jose Mourinho rejected “biggest managerial offer ever” to stay at Roma

Jose Mourinho at Roma
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The Portuguese manager was approached by Al Hilal during the summer transfer window.

Roma manager Jose Mourinho has opened up on receiving a massive offer from Saudi Arabia.

The Giallorossi played back-to-back European finals in Mourinho’s first two seasons in charge of the club. But a difficult start to the new season has seen the “Special One” come under pressure.

Roma have slipped to 16th spot on the Serie A table after claiming only five points from their first six games of the new campaign. Speaking in a press conference on Saturday, Mourinho confirmed he received an offer from Saudi Arabia.

“I received the biggest proposal ever in the history of football for a manager,” he said.

“I decided to reject because I told AS Roma board, fans and players that I was going to stay. I gave them my word.”

Fabrizio Romano has claimed the offer was from Al Hilal, who wanted to hire Mourinho on a €30m-per-season contract. The Saudi Arabian giants then approached Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri, who also rejected their offer.

Following a 4-1 defeat against Genoa, Roma return to action to take on Frosinone in a Serie A clash on Sunday. Mourinho’s men will then host Servette in their next Europa League game four days later.