Jose Mourinho, who used to lead Manchester United, has been fired by Roma after winning just one of his last five Serie A games. He had been in charge for two and a half years.
The contract between Roma and Jose Mourinho was suddenly ended, ending less than six months before it was supposed to end.
When Mourinho took over as Roma’s manager in May 2021, his first season was successful as the team won the Europa Conference League, ending an 11-year prize drought.
Roma is currently in ninth place in Serie A with 29 points from 20 games, which is not good, even though he led them to the Europa League final in 2022–23, where they lost to Sevilla in a close game on penalties.
The choice was made after a string of bad results, including a 3-1 loss to AC Milan that was Mourinho’s last game in charge.
In a statement, Dan and Ryan Friedkin, owners of Roma, thanked Mourinho for his heart and dedication since joining the Giallorossi.
“The memorable times under his leadership will always be special to us, but we think that for the good of the club, a change needs to happen right away.” Our best thoughts are with Jose and his team for the future.
Mourinho took over for fellow Portuguese player Paulo Fonseca as manager of Roma before the 2021/22 season, with the goal of improving on the team’s seventh-place finish in Serie A.
Some big investments were made, like when they bought Rui Patricio and Matias Vina for £34 million from Chelsea and signed Tammy Abraham.
To follow UEFA’s rules on Financial Fair Play, Mourinho had to let go of several players, such as Edin Dzeko, Javier Pastore, and Pedro.
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In Mourinho’s first season with Roma, they finished sixth, which was a little better than the previous year.
But their amazing trip in the Europa Conference League got a lot of attention. After getting through the group stage, I Giallorossi beat Vitesse and Bodo/Glimt to make it to the last 16. They will now play Leicester in the semi-finals.
After a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the semi-final, Mourinho’s Roma won at the Stadio Olimpico thanks to a shot by Tammy Abraham in the first half. They will now play Feyenoord in the final.
The final took place in Albania, and Roma won. Nicolo Zaniola scored the game-winning goal, which was Mourinho’s first title as manager.
Roma finished sixth in the previous season with the same number of points (63), as they did in 2021/22.
But getting to the Europa League final was a big deal. Along the way, they beat teams like Red Bull Salzburg, Real Sociedad, and Bayer Leverkusen.
After extra time ended in a 1-1 tie, the final was very exciting, but Roma lost in a penalty shootout.
This was the first time Mourinho had lost in a European final. After the game, Mourinho said he wanted to stay at the club, even though there were worries about his future.
Because they didn’t have enough money, Roma had to borrow or sign players for free last summer. These players included Evan Ndicka, Renato Sanches, Leandro Parades, and Romelu Lukaku.
Even though Roma had a rough start to the season, their play was getting better before their latest slump. As a result of their 1-0 loss to Lazio last week, I Giallorossi were also knocked from the Coppa Italia.