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Thursday March 3 2011
Montella unfazed by Mourinho rumours

Roma's caretaker boss Vincenzo Montella is unfazed by rumours linking Jose Mourinho with the permanent job at the end of the season.

This morning's Il Corriere dello Sport claims that Roma's prospective new owner Thomas Di Benedetto is keen to approach the Special One.

Mourinho hinted at possibly leaving Real Madrid this summer and moving back either to Italy or England.

"I don't upset myself with rumours on the possible or hypothetical arrival of another Coach," Montella said.

"Mourinho is a great Coach. His record speaks for itself, but I am only thinking about doing well until June.

"I repeat the rumours don't bother me."

Looking to Friday's match against Lecce, he said: "They are a good, very organised team.

"Lecce have quality players and great confidence. But they are also beatable, so Roma must worry above all about doing well and going to Lecce to win the game."

Asked to reveal if David Pizarro will be fit to play, Montella replied: "He is better. He trained yesterday and today.

"He still feels some pain and it's not been said that he will definitely play tomorrow. Leandro Greco has done great things, but in terms of general characteristics I see him as a different play compared with Pizarro."

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