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Mourinho: CR7 Should Leave Italy & Leave Me In Peace

New AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho had a message for Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of his return to the Serie A next season.

Read: Ronaldo Offered To Three Clubs?

Mourinho returns to the Italian top flight for the first time since leading Inter Milan to an historic treble during the 2009/2010 season.

The Portuguese coach is set to meet the player he coached at Blancos unless he decides to leave Juventus after being linked with Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United.

"He should leave Italy now and leave me in peace!" Mourinho jokingly said in an interview with talkSPORT.

"Everybody says, and I say the same, he is not 25 any more. He is 36 and he doesn't score 50 goals, but how many did he score? The record is [still] incredible, the numbers speak by themselves.

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When asked what drives his former star, he added, "I think records and he wants to not just play in this Euros but the World Cup.

"He is a legend, one of the big names that stays forever in football history, but the guy motivates himself with numbers and new things.

"He wants to win the gold ball X times, the golden boot X times, he wants to get the record from the Iran player for goals for an international team."

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