Premier League club 'identifies' Jose Mourinho as next boss


Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly been identified as a possible replacement for a Premier League head coach who is under increasing pressure at his club. 

The AS Roma boss could be set for a return to England, with the Daily Mirror reporting that the former Chelsea manager has been earmarked for his next English top-flight role. 

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The 58-year-old took over at Roma in July this year, but his stay in Serie A could potentially be short-lived as he is said to feel most comfortable in the Premier League. 

Having managed three English clubs already – Chelsea, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur – the two-time UEFA Champions League winner's next stop could be Goodison Park with Rafael Benitez's work as Everton coach now under the spotlight, per the Daily Mirror. 

The Toffees are winless in eight Premier League games, and are currently in 16th place with just 15 points from 14 matches. 

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There have already been questions around the Merseyside club's desire to retain their Spanish manager, although co-owner Farhad Moshiri publicly backed the ex-Newcastle United and Real Madrid coach following a heavy defeat to crosstown rivals Liverpool last week. 

Benitez has also backed himself to continue at the helm despite the increasing pressure. 

"I have experience in situations like these, to fight for titles and to try to avoid relegation and my experience is telling me to stay calm, to keep working hard, to try to correct the mistakes, then keep going," he said, according to SPORTbible. 

"What we want is to stick together because that is crucial. It is a frustrating time for us, but we have to keep going and work really hard. 

"When you are in a bad run, every game feels 'must win'. I am positive and still have the belief we will do well because we did it at the beginning of the season. 

"I said a lot of times that we will do well in the second part. Now is a time for us to stick together and try to go to January in the best possible position."

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