Jose Bordalas, head coach of Getafe, has revealed he’d love to coach in Series A, and particularly in Roma.
“I love Serie A, because I love Italy, as I love the people and it would be good to work there,” Bordalas told. “As a professional, I work to receive a call from a big club, that’s my goal.”
Over the past couple of years, the 56-year-old has received a number of plaudits since taking Getafe up from the Segunda Division and leading them to a fifth-place finish in 2018/19. This season, they are on points with fourth-placed Real Sociedad entering the final 11 matches.
“I am very happy at Getafe,” Bordalas said. “It’s my fourth season and we’ve done a great job.”
Meanwhile, he has not hidden which team would be at the top of his shortlist as a potential future team.
“It would be an incredible thing to coach Roma, it would be an honour,” Bordalas said. “It would be a dream for me because I love the city and the club has a great history.”
Curiously, Bordalas’ nickname is ‘The Roman’.
“I have always been fascinated by the history of ancient Rome, of the city; I also have a tattoo,” he explained. “I’m in love with it and that’s why my former teammates called me that, but maybe also because I was small but fought a lot.”
In the last 16 of the Europa League, Getafe will take on Serie A giants Inter, a game Bordalas is looking forward to.
“We’re happy to be where we are, it’s incredible for us,” he declared. “Inter are favourites, they have a great team, a great history and a good fan base. I’d like it if we played like usual, a two-legged tie, but we don’t know what UEFA will decide.”