AS Roma fires Mourinho and the Italian club replaces him with club legend

After more than two years at the club, Jose Mourinho is dismissed by AS Roma.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Jose Mourinho leaves AS Roma and the club signs a club legend as the replacement.
Jose Mourinho leaves AS Roma and the club signs a club legend as the replacement.
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After losing 3-1 to AC Milan at San Siro, AS Roma decided to fire their now-former manager, Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese arrived in May of 2021 and won a trophy in charge of the Italian club within a month. He guided the club to a European trophy, the UEFA Conference League title against Dutch club Feyenoord in 2021.

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Mourinho's full season with Roma led them to sixth position in the Serie A with 63 points. The team was 7 points away from a Champions League spot, as Juventus took fourth in the 2021/2022 season. In the 2022/2023 season, the club placed sixth again but made the Europa League final against Sevilla. The team lost to Sevilla on penalties after the score was 1-1 after 120 minutes.

This season started poorly, as the team was placing the last position on the table. They have picked up form during October and November and reached the top half of the table. In recent games, their local rivals Lazio eliminated Roma from the Coppa Italia and lost 3-1 to Milan. The team is sitting in 9th with 29 points and is five points away from the fourth spot.

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AS Roma announces the departure of Mourinho and replaces him with Daniel De Rossi

Roma announces the sacking of Jose Mourinho with 'immediate effect' and brings in club legend Daniele De Rossi. Mourinho was captured leaving the training ground of AS Roma by the fans. The Portuguese manager stopped to take pictures with the Roma fans but was evidently upset about the news.

De Rossi has been announced as the replacement for Mourinho and will start his new chapter with the club when they play Hellas Verona. The former Italian player played 18 years at Roma and looks forward to coaching his favorite club. De Rossi says, "The excitement of being able to sit on our bench is indescribable. Everyone knows what Roma means to me."

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