AS Roma has officially announced the departure of Jose Mourinho and his coaching staff from the Serie A club. Mourinho, who became the Giallorossi’s 60th coach in May 2021, led the team to Europa Conference League glory a year later and guided them to the Europa League final, where they were narrowly defeated 4-1 on penalties by Sevilla after extra time in Budapest.
Club owners Dan and Ryan Friedkin expressed their gratitude, stating, “We would like to thank Jose on behalf of all of us at AS Roma for his passion and efforts since his arrival at the club. 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 Jose and his assistants all the best in their future endeavors.”
In an official statement confirming Mourinho’s departure, AS Roma mentioned, “AS Roma can confirm that Mourinho and his coaching staff will leave the club with immediate effect.”
The 60-year-old Portuguese coach faced challenges this season, notably being sent off for the second time in four days during a heated derby against Lazio, where Roma lost 1-0 in the Coppa Italia quarter-final. The disappointing result was followed by a 3-1 defeat at AC Milan, leaving Roma in a lowly ninth position in Serie A.
Mourinho, known for his successful managerial career, won three Premier League titles, the FA Cup, and three League Cups during two spells with Chelsea. He achieved Champions League success with Porto, lifted the Champions League with Inter Milan, secured the LaLiga title at Real Madrid, triumphed in the Europa League with Manchester United, and took over at Roma following his departure from Tottenham.
The departure marks a turning point for AS Roma as they seek to navigate the challenges of the season and make strategic decisions for the future.