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AS Roma sack Jose Mourinho after AC Milan loss

Roma have dismissed head coach Jose Mourinho and his staff following their 3-1 loss to AC Milan on Sunday.

He leaves the club with immediate effect after recording their worst points tally since the 2002/03 season.

statement from Roma chairmen Dan and Ryan Friedkin read: “We would like to thank Jose on behalf of all of us at AS Roma for his passion and efforts since his arrival at the club.

“We will always have great memories of his tenure at Roma, but we believe that an immediate change is in the best interests of the club.

“We wish Jose and his assistants all the best in their future endeavours.”

The Giallorossi are ninth in Serie A after a poor 2023/24 campaign despite many hoping they could challenge the top four.

They have won only two of their last seven games and suffered defeat against rivals Lazio in the Coppa Italia before the Milan game.

Mourinho leaves Rome after a two-and-a-half-year stint in which he led the club to the Europa Conference League title in his first season before reaching the final of the Europa League last term.


However, the 2023/24 campaign brought problems. He spent most of the summer campaigning for new signings, clashing with sporting director Tiago Pinto.

Mourinho was desperate for reinforcements and called out the recruitment department multiple times. 

Even when the signings came through the door, he complained that they came in late, setting a precedent of discontent throughout the season.

Roma are five points away from Fiorentina in fourth place and have sealed qualification to the knockout stage of the Europa League.

Former Roma star Daniele de Rossi is the leading candidate to become the interim manager.

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