Roma Shockingly Announce to Have Sacked José Mourinho

Roma have fired José Mourinho effective immediately following the loss to Milan. Some rumors in that regard started spreading at the beginning of the week, although nothing seemed imminent.

Instead, the Giallorossi pulled the plug following a video conference between the owners and the directors. They’ll have to pay the Special One a penalty for the early termination, La Repubblica informs. However, he had just a few more months left on his contract.

Mourinho led Roma to their first trophy in ages as they lifted the European Conference League in Tirana in May 2022. Instead, they lost to Sevilla in the Europa League final last year. They have finished sixth in consecutive campaigns with him in the dugout.

Despite their financial troubles, the Special One helped them complete high-profile signings such as Paulo Dybala and Romelu Lukaku.

The Giallorossi have won just once in the last five rounds, against Napoli, losing to Bologna, Juventus, and Roma, and sharing the spoils with Atalanta. It’s the third consecutive dismissal for the Portuguese gaffer after those from Chelsea, Manchester United, and Tottenham.

Our Take on Roma Firing Mourinho

The relationship appeared to have run its course, but a separation at the end of the season seemed more natural. It was highly unusual they kept him as a lame duck to begin with, which is never a good omen. Once again, the Friedkin family manages to keep everybody in the dark, and the new gaffer will probably be a surprise too.

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