AS Roma has parted ways with manager Jose Mourinho with immediate effect, the club announced on Tuesday.
“We would like to thank José on behalf of all of us at Roma for his passion and efforts since his arrival at the club,” club owners Dan and Ryan Friedkin stated. “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.”
While Mourinho’s contract was due to expire at the end of the season, his time at the club was cut short, with Roma opting to replace him with club legend Daniele De Rossi.
Mourinho enjoyed an impactful tenure at Roma, leading them to win the 2022 Europa Conference League title in what was the Italian side’s first European final since 1991. This also ended an 11-year trophy drought for Roma. This season proved more challenging for Mourinho, with the team slipping down to ninth position in the Serie A table after winning just eight of their first 20 league matches.