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Across the Romaverse Podcast, #43: Make Way for The Special One

Roma shocked the world by hiring Jose Mourinho. We try to make sense of a crazy 24 hours in the Romaverse.

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Well, Roma never ceases to amaze. Just a few days ago, Sean and I were wondering where the content for our next episode would come from after yet another dreadful loss to Sampdoria at the Marassi. Then the news broke yesterday that Roma had done what nobody was expecting. The Giallorossi signed Jose Mourinho as the team’s next manager just hours after announcing that Paulo Fonseca wouldn’t be back.

Opinions are all over the place on the Mourinho hiring and we try to move past our gut reactions to give some perspective to the move. So, join us in this listener question-filled episode as we look at Mourinho’s arrival at different levels. Some of the topics we discuss include:

  • Initial gut reactions
  • What does the move say about the Friedkins?
  • What does Mourinho bring to Roma?
  • What changes the most going from Fonseca to Mourinho?
  • Who are the best and worst fits from Roma’s current roster?
  • What pieces does Mourinho need?
  • Who will leave the club?
  • Who will Roma target?
  • What are realistic expectations, as well as, best and worst-case scenarios?

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