Jose Mourinho is ALREADY ruffling feathers at Roma and has ‘told EIGHT players – including Pedro, Justin Kluivert and Steven Nzonzi – that they will be sold this summer’… with ex-Tottenham boss banishing outcast group from first-team training
- Jose Mourinho took his first training session as Roma manager on Thursday
- Mourinho says he has not held any discussion with players about joining Roma
- Mourinho signed a three year deal to replace Roma boss Paulo Fonseca in May
Roma boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly told eight of his squad that they don’t have a future at the Stadio Olimpico and will be sold this summer.
Mourinho, who took his first training session with his new club on Thursday has wasted little time in stamping his authority.
According to Sky Sport in Italy; the eight players who will also no longer train with the first team are: Pedro, Justin Kluivert, Steven Nzonzi, Robin Olsen, Ante Coric, Davide Santon and Federico Fazio.
Roma boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly told eight of his squad that they will be sold
Pedro (right) is reportedly one of the eight that have been told they have no future at Roma
Roma have been linked with a host of players this summer including Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio and Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka as they look to build on last season’s seventh placed finish in Serie A.
However, speaking at his first press conference as Roma boss Mourinho claims he is yet to open discussions with any players regarding joining the club.
‘I have not spoken to anyone. You can choose to believe whether that is true or not, but I have not spoken to anyone.’ The former Tottenham manager confirmed.
‘I speak with Tiago (Roma’s general manager), I speak with the ownership, I speak with different people within the club … but as far as players go, I have not spoken with any of them.’
Mourinho signed a three year deal to succeed former Roma boss Paulo Fonseca in May.
Paulo Fonseca left Roma at the end of last season after guiding them to seventh in Serie A