In a surprising turn of events, José Mourinho has announced his departure from AS Roma, prompting an immediate change in the coaching staff. This decision comes after a series of highs and lows during Mourinho’s tenure in the Italian capital.
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The announcement was made by the club on Tuesday, following a disappointing 3-1 loss to AC Milan, which left Roma in ninth place in Serie A and at risk of missing out on the Champions League for the sixth consecutive season. This defeat was compounded by their recent elimination from the Italian Cup derby by Lazio.
Having been in his third season at Roma, Mourinho’s contract was due to expire in June. Despite leading the Giallorossi to the UEFA Conference League title in his first season and achieving Europa League finalist status last season, Mourinho’s tenure was marred by controversies and bans, particularly his altercations with referees.
AS Roma confirmed Mourinho’s departure and expressed gratitude for his efforts since joining the club. Owners Dan and Ryan Friedkin acknowledged the passion Mourinho brought to the team but emphasized the need for an immediate change for the club’s best interests.
Speculations and Transitional Plans
Amidst Mourinho’s sudden departure, speculations arise regarding a possible caretaker for the club, with former Roma captain Daniele De Rossi being mentioned. Additionally, reports suggest that ownership is considering hiring Antonio Conte for the next season. As for Mourinho, there are talks of a potential move to a club in Saudi Arabia or a national team position.
The abrupt end to Mourinho’s time at AS Roma has left the football world speculating about his next move and the future of the club. Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.
For more details, you can visit the official AS Roma website.