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Nike Disassociate From Mason Greenwood As Mourinho Plays Down Potential Real Madrid’s Return

By Olaleye Oluwadamilola

AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho has clamped down rumors of a potential return to LaLiga in favor of a move to the Saudi Pro League with Real Madrid following the uncertain future of the head coach as the contract situation of Carlo Ancelotti who has been on several occasions linked to the vacant managerial post of Brazil NT yet unknown.

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Former Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho has confirmed his plan to manage in the Saudi Pro League while playing down a possible return to Real Madrid after his contract expires at Roma this summer as the Portuguese is expected to leave the Italian club when his contract expires this summer.

The 60-year-old who rejected a huge offer from Saudi Arabia in order to stay at Roma has now opened himself up for a possible future move as he turns down Los Blancos.


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Mourinho spent three years with Real Madrid between 2010 and 2013. He won the La Liga title during his time at the Bernabeu.

The Portuguese coach seemed confident about moving to Saudi Arabia during an interview MBC Egypt TV channel, owned by Saudi MBC Group, saying: “I will go to Saudi Arabia in some free time, but I am convinced that I will work there. I don’t know when, but I am pretty sure of it”.

Asked about a potential return to Real Madrid given that Carlo Ancelotti is also in the midst of contract uncertainty, Mourinho responded: “Me at Real Madrid? When you have a super coach, why should you think of another? I hope that the season goes fantastically and that next season Carlo is still there because I think he is the perfect coach for Real Madrid”.

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Nike have reiterated the sportswear giant no longer has a relationship with Mason Greenwood who was dumped by the sports outfit in February 2022 due to his arrest on charges of attempted rape and assault the previous month after the on-loan Getafe forward shared social media posts featuring the brand’s trainers.

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“Mason Greenwood is no longer a Nike athlete,” a Nike spokesperson told The Sun as culled from Dailymail Sports.

Greenwood remains without a boot sponsor after Nike dropped him following his arrest although he had previously been seen training in a pair of seven-year old Nike Mercurial Superfly 4 boots with the company no longer supplying him new footwear.

The Getafe forward has also played matches this season with old Nike boots.

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