Series A side AS Roma have parted ways with Portuguese football manager, José Mourinho following the club’s 3-1 defeat to Inter Milan on Sunday.
The club announced his departure, together with his coaching staff, in a press statement on Tuesday, January 16, 2024.
“AS Roma can confirm that José Mourinho and his coaching staff will leave the club with immediate effect.”
Roma conceded an early goal away from home through efforts by Yacine Adli. The lead was doubled by Olivier Giroud after recess. The visitors managed to pull one back 13 minutes later. However, French footballer Theo Hernandez capped Milan’s victory in the 84th minute when he found the back of the net.
The loss pushed Roma to ninth on the league log with 29 points. Meanwhile, Milan have climbed to the third place with 42 points.
Roma have lost seven of 20 games played and with eight wins, conceding 24 goals and scoring 32.
In their statement, Roma thanked the 60-year-old for his achievements with the club.
“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…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.”
Mourinho was unveiled as the Giallorossi’s 60th coach in May 2021 on a three-year contract after sacking Paulo Fonseca.
At the time, the Portuguese Manager had been fired by English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.
With Roma, Mourinho ended the club’s trophy drought by winning the Conference League in 2022. He also propelled the team to the Europa League final in Budapest last season.