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One of the greatest footballers in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo left the FIFA World Cup 2022 with a broken dream as Portugal lost against Morocco in the quarterfinals to bow out of the quadrennial showpiece. After their disappointing exit from Qatar, Portugal have reportedly approached Roma head coach Jose Mourinho for A Seleção's managerial role.

The 59-year-old, Jose Mourinho left Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur in 2021, marking his first departure  without winning a trophy since 2002, and joined Italian club Roma. In the 2021-22 season, Roma finished at the sixth spot and are currently on the eighth spot with 27 points while the first-placed Napoli have managed 41 points in the Serie A 2022-23.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Portugal have approached Jose Mourinho and offered  the possibility of sharing club and country duties at the same time. The Special One has won two UEFA Champions League titles with FC Porto in 2003-04 and Inter Milan in 2009-10.

Last season, Mourinho guided Roma to maiden Europa Conference League championship, the club's first major European title in more than 60 years.

Meanwhile, Portugal faced a disappointing 1-0 defeat against Morocco, who became first African side to reach the FIFA World Cup semifinals. Many fans and experts have criticized Portugal coach Santos' decision to leave legendary striker and captain Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench for the first 50 minutes of the game.