Jose Mourinho to appear on the TNT panel for Champions League final

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Jose Mourinho has accepted an unexpected job offer that could surprise fans after his exit from Roma.

In a surprising move, Jose Mourinho has agreed to appear on the TNT panel for this weekend’s coverage of the Champions League final at Wembley.

Mourinho has been without a club since his January sacking from AS Roma, a Serie A team. He has been connected to both the Saudi Pro League and a possible return to Old Trafford, though these appear improbable at this time.

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The 61-year-old may have even been in talks to join Fenerbahce, one of the biggest teams in Europe, according to reports.

Although Mourinho’s long-term plans remain largely unclear, the Portuguese coach has an unexpected guest appearance scheduled for TNT in the near future.

Although Mourinho has previously featured as a pundit for Sky Sports in the UK, this will be his first appearance on TNT, which was once known as BT Sport.

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On Thursday, TNT issued a statement confirming the information.

“Jose Mourinho will join a star-studded team for TNT Sports’ coverage of the UEFA Champions League final between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid at Wembley Stadium on Saturday,” they wrote.

“The two-time UCL winning manager will be on hand to provide expert analysis, alongside TNT Sports pundits Rio Ferdinand, Owen Hargreaves and Steve McManaman. The broadcast, presented by Laura Woods with Darren Fletcher and Ally McCoist on commentary duty, kicks off at 18:00 UK time.”

Regretfully, the uneasy studio we witnessed in 2019 when Mourinho and his former adversary Arsene Wenger joined the panel on beIN Sport won’t be repeating itself.

Fans won’t want to miss it, though, as one of the greatest football minds will be breaking down the season’s biggest game.

Mourinho has previously acknowledged that he is eager to find a new club before the season begins, even though punditry will be his primary priority. “I’m not in a rest, I want to work,” he declared to beIN SPORTS.

“I want to work but I just don’t want to have the wrong decision. I have to wait for the right one, the one that motivates me. But if I could work tomorrow I would work tomorrow.”

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