Roma Ownership Fully Backing Mourinho Despite Struggles

Despite the subpar season, the Roma brass is fully behind José Mourinho and the current technical project. The Giallorossi have nine points less than the previous campaign when Paulo Fonseca was at the helm, and they were fighting for fourth place.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Friedkin family has no doubts about the coach. He has been a useful umbrella as a communicator since they rarely talk to the media. The same goes for the fan base. Its large majority supports the Portuguese manager and his crusade against referees.

In different eras of Roma, Mourinho would most likely be on the hot seat at this point, the publication suggests. The last time they fired a coach, Eusebio Di Francesco, they were in fifth position at the 26th matchday, three points behind the Champions League zone. They are currently eighth with a six-point gap.

The Special One has just the 9th point average among the 14 gaffers that sat on the Giallorossi bench since 1999. However, the ownership is fully committed to his three-year plan. They have poured €500M into the club since taking over, and they believe it will pay off eventually. While they share the laments against the officials, the Roma bigwigs would prefer Mourinho to halt the snipes against the modest roster. If things continued to go poorly, CEO Tiago Pinto would be more at risk than the boss. The executive had the largest budget in Serie A last summer, but the team has taken a step backward.