José Mourinho Has Been FIRED As Manager Of AS Roma.

AS Roma has announced that José Mourinho and his coaching staff have left the Serie A club with “immediate effect.”

Mourinho was appointed Roma coach in May 2021 and guided the Italian team to a Europa Conference League final win a year later. He also reached the Europa League final but lost on penalties to Sevilla last year.

Following the 3-1 defeat against AC Milan on Sunday, Roma is ninth in the Serie A table, 22 points behind leaders Inter Milan. They have won 13 games, 9 losses, and 6 draws in 28 games this season.

The Giallorossi are five points off Serie A's final Champions League qualifying spot and last week were knocked out of the Coppa Italia by city rivals Lazio, where Mourinho was sent off. His contract was due to expire in June.

“We would like to thank José on behalf of all of us at AS Roma for his passion and efforts since his arrival at the club,” said Dan and Ryan Friedkin – the club’s owners – in a statement

“We will always have great memories of his tenure at Roma, but we believe that an immediate change is in the best interests of the club.

“We wish José and his assistants all the best in their future endeavours.”

Mourinho is one of the most well known and successful managers in the game and has previously coached the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester United, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Porto.

The 60-year-old has won an European trophy with the club he has managed except for Tottenham, and Roma’s Europa Conference final victory was the 26th trophy he has won in his managerial career. He has also won two Champions Leagues, a Europa League and a UEFA Cup.

The role at Roma was the second time Mourinho had worked in Italy. When he was Inter Milan coach – between 2008-2010 – in his final season Mourinho guided the team to a remarkable treble – the Serie A title, the Coppa Italia and the Champions League.

According to reports, an agreement with former Roma captain De Rossi to take over is being finalised. De Rossi will take charge until June, with the club having an option to renew his contract based on achievements and results.

Former Brighton and Chelsea boss Graham Potter, as well as Antonio Conte, were also considered for the role.

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