AS Roma have brought Jose Mourinho back to Serie A and want to attack with the Portuguese at the top. Will it succeed? The squad analysis of SPOX and Goal.
Jose Mourinho is back in Italy. In the country where the Portuguese once celebrated some of his greatest successes with Inter Milan: In both seasons with the Nerazzurri (2008 to 2010) he won the Italian championship, in 2010 Mourinho and Inter even won the triple of the Champions League, Scudetto and Cup .
The last two stations of the now 58-year-old were unhappy, both at Manchester United and Tottenham he had to take his hat off prematurely.
Can Mourinho, who signed his three-year contract until 2024 at the beginning of May, now build on his old successes with the Roma? After a disappointing seventh place in the previous year, the Giallorossi are facing a change, SPOX and goal do the squad check.
⦁ Personnel: Rui Patricio (contract until 2024), Robin Olsen (contract until 2023), Daniel Fuzato (contract until 2023), Matteo Cardinali (contract until 2023), Pietro Boer (contract until 2024)
⦁ Question mark: Robin Olsen
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AS Roma: These transfers for 2021/22 have already been decided
The signing of a new number one was one of the first important construction sites for Mourinho – and with a very experienced Portuguese compatriot of the coach, the Roma were able to strengthen themselves very well in goal: national goalkeeper Rui Patricio comes for 11.5 million euros from Wolverhampton, the 33- Yearlings has been one of the best goalkeepers in Europe for years.
The rumors that the Roma are interested in Gladbach’s Yann Sommer or Manchester United’s David de Gea are likely to have ended. However, something else could happen in the position: The Swedish national goalkeeper Robin Olsen came in 2018 as Alisson’s successor, but never did justice to this task. In the past two seasons, the 31-year-old was therefore loaned out, first to Cagliari, then to Everton. At the Toffees he was only number two, but at the European Championships he made himself interesting for other clubs with strong performances.
Since he would have to line up behind Patricio in Rome, Olsen’s departure from Rome – whether on loan or as a fixed transfer – is likely. The role of number two would then be taken by the Brazilian U23 national goalkeeper Daniel Fuzato, whom the Roma brought from Palmeiras in 2018 and who is still under contract until 2023.