Jose Mourinho sacked by Roma

jose sacked by roma

Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Roma, following a series of underwhelming performances that plunged the team to ninth in Serie A. The club’s decision came just after Mourinho, likening himself to Harry Potter, watched his team’s 3-1 defeat to AC Milan from the stands due to a suspension. This marked another setback in a string of poor results, with Roma winning only once in their last six league games and suffering a recent Coppa Italia exit at the hands of Lazio.

Under Mourinho’s guidance, Roma managed only eight wins in 20 Serie A matches this season, falling behind teams like Bologna, Atalanta, and Fiorentina in the European qualification race. Roma owners, Dan and Ryan Friedkin, acknowledged Mourinho’s commitment since joining but emphasized that a swift managerial change was necessary for the club’s best interests. Despite Jose Mourinho wanting to stay, in a brutal response to his wish, Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Roma.

Daniele De Rossi is reportedly the frontrunner to replace the sacked Mourinho. Other candidates include Antonio Conte and Graham Potter, the latter also being a potential choice for Manchester United.

Mourinho’s tenure at Roma began in May 2021, and he led the team to the Europa Conference League title in 2022, their first European trophy since 1961. Despite reaching the Europa League final last season, Mourinho’s stint was clouded by disciplinary issues, including multiple red cards.

Mourinho, who previously managed Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Manchester United, had expressed his desire to continue with Roma despite his contract nearing its end. However, his repeated disciplinary problems, including five red cards in the 2023-24 season, compounded the club’s decision to sack him.

Despite his sacking, Mourinho’s legacy remains notable, with two Champions League titles, three Premier League titles, and a total of 26 honors in his illustrious career. As Roma prepares for their next match against Hellas Verona, the club’s announcement about Mourinho’s replacement is imminent.

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