Jose Mourinho sacked as Roma boss



Roma have confirmed the dismissal of Jose Mourinho. 


The Italian giants are currently ninth in Serie A and were recently knocked out of the Coppa Italia by fierce rivals Lazio. 


The 60-year-old was appointed back in 2021 and won the Europa Conference League in his debut season in the Italian capital. 


"AS Roma can confirm that Jose Mourinho and his coaching staff will leave the club with immediate effect," a statement read on Roma's official club website. 


"Mourinho was unveiled as the Giallorossi’s 60th coach in May 2021.  


"He led the team to win the Conference League in Tirana on May 25th, 2022, and to the Europa League final in Budapest last season." 



On Mourinho's departure, Roma owner Dan Friedkin and son Ryan Friedkin said: "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 endeavours." 


Former Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi is expected to take charge until the end of the season.