Tue 20 December 2022 | 20:36

El Shaarawy wants Mourinho to stay at Roma amid Portugal's interest

Portugal was eliminated from the World Cup in the quarter-finals as they dismissed their head coach, Fernando Santos. Since then, Jose Mourinho appeared as their main target for the post as El Shaarawy believes the Portuguese is committed to Roma.

It was reported earlier that Portugal's football federation held a meeting with

Jose Mourinho

's agent, Jorge Mendes, to appoint him as Fernando Santos's replacement as the Portuguese side suffered a quarter-final exit from Qatar 2022.


Stephan El Shaarawy

expects the Portuguese to stay at


. He told 

Il Messaggero


"We have never talked to him about this possibility [of Mourinho leaving]. We think the coach is very focused on Roma, on the goals we have, on doing well here as we all are, as always.

"He is always present in every situation. Even in the way he talks to us in the locker room, in the match, in giving us the right indications.

"We see him serene, he is a person of the heart, instinctive, so the important thing for him now, I think, is Roma. We all hope he can stay here for a long time."



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source: Il Messaggero

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