Mourinho Facing Scrutiny Because of Poor Start by Roma

The Roma ownership fully trusts José Mourinho, even though his Serie A return has gone swimmingly. The Giallorossi have already lost seven times in Serie A and are seven points behind the Champions League zone. They have not fared much better in European Conference League, where they suffered a historic defeat at the hands of Bodo/Glimt.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, another coach would have been heavily criticized by the fans after the debacle versus Inter. Paulo Fonseca had collected 8 more points after 15 fixtures last season, 7 more in his first year at the helm. Roma have capsized in every big match, also against Lazio, Juventus, and Milan. Eight teams have scored more than them so far.

Roma invested heavily in the summer and are unlikely to do the same in January. The extra funds will come from a few sales. Their previous reinforcement campaign and CEO Tiago Pinto have come under fire as well. Rui Patricio, Matias Vina, Tammy Abraham, and Eldor Shomurodov have not fully lived up to their price tags so far.

Mourinho has landed on Everton’s radar, which are struggling under Rafa Benitez. But a quick return to the Premier League would be a loss for everybody, the newspaper indicates. Instead, the supporters are clamoring for the comeback of Francesco Totti as a director, La Repubblica informs. The legend attended a Roma game over the weekend for the first time since 2019. One of his clients, 18-year-old Cristian Volpato, made his Serie A debut late in the tilt.