Roma announced on Tuesday that Jose Mourinho had been fired as their coach, citing the decision as being “in the best interests of the club.”
At the Olympic Stadium in Rome on January 3, 2024, during the round of 16 of the Frecciarossa Italian Cup, between A.S. Roma and U.S. Cremonese, Jose Mourinho of A.S. Roma was present. Reuters photo
According to Roma, Mourinho and his technical staff would leave the club “with immediate effect” after his contract, which was set to expire in June, expired.
Owners Dan and Ryan Friedkin said, “On behalf of all of us at AS Roma, we would like to thank Jose for his passion and efforts since his arrival at the club.”
“Although we have wonderful memories of his time at Roma, we think that the club would benefit more from an immediate change.
“We wish Jose and his assistants all the best in their future endeavours.”
After taking over in 2021, the 60-year-old Portuguese managed Roma to both the Europa League final of the previous season and the first Europa Conference League trophy in 2022.
Nevertheless, Roma has had a difficult season and is currently five points out of the Champions League spots in ninth place in Serie A following their convincing 3-1 loss to AC Milan on Sunday.
According to Italian media, Mourinho’s successor as coach could be former Roma captain and 2006 World Cup winner Daniele De Rossi.