Jose Mourinho dismissed as Roma's head coach
Italian football club Roma has dismissed the renowned head coach Jose Mourinho. "AS Roma can confirm that Jose Mourinho and his coaching staff will leave the club with immediate effect," the club announced on Tuesday.
"We would like to thank Jose for his passion and efforts since joining AS Roma," said Dan and Ryan Friedkin, the club's owners. They expressed gratitude for the memories of Mourinho's tenure but emphasized the need for immediate change for the club's best interest, wishing him success in his future endeavors.
Mourinho, appointed in May 2021, led Roma to victory in the 2022 UEFA Europa Conference League and the Europa League final last season. However, under his guidance, Roma has amassed 29 points in 20 matches, ranking ninth in Italy's top-tier league Serie A, currently led by Inter Milan with 51 points.
Mourinho's illustrious coaching career includes stints at Portugal's Porto, England's Chelsea, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur, Italy's Inter Milan, and Spain's Real Madrid. The 60-year-old Portuguese has twice won the UEFA Champions League, with Porto in 2004 and Inter in 2010, and claimed local titles with Porto, Chelsea, Inter, and Real Madrid. Additionally, he secured the 2017 UEFA Europa League trophy while at Manchester United.