Roma, the Serie A team, confirmed on Tuesday that Jose Mourinho has been fired as coach, citing the decision as being “in the best interests of the club.”.
According to Roma, Mourinho and his technical staff will depart the club “with immediate effect” once his contract, which was set to end in June, expires.
Owners Dan and Ryan Friedkin said, “On behalf of all of us at AS Roma, we would like to thank Jose for his passion and efforts since his arrival at the club.”
“Although we have wonderful memories of his time at Roma, we think that the club would benefit more from an immediate transition.
“We wish Jose and his assistants all the best in their future endeavours.”
After taking charge in 2021, the 60-year-old Portuguese managed Roma to both the Europa League final of the previous season and the first Europa Conference League triumph in 2022.
Nevertheless, Roma has had a difficult season and is currently five points off of the Champions League spots in ninth place in Serie A following their convincing 3-1 loss to AC Milan on Sunday.
According to Italian media, Mourinho’s successor as coach might be former Roma captain and 2006 World Cup winner Daniele De Rossi.