AS Roma has officially announced the departure of Jose Mourinho and his coaching staff from the Serie A club.
Mourinho, who became the 60th coach of the Giallorossi in May 2021, achieved success by leading the team to Europa Conference League glory within a year.
Under Mourinho’s guidance, Roma also reached the Europa League final last year, but they were defeated 4-1 on penalties by Sevilla after extra time in Budapest.
The club owners, Dan and Ryan Friedkin, expressed gratitude to Mourinho for his passion and efforts, acknowledging the positive memories created during his tenure. However, they believe an immediate change is in the best interests of the club.
In an official statement confirming Mourinho’s departure, AS Roma stated, “AS Roma can confirm that Mourinho and his coaching staff will leave the club with immediate effect.”
Mourinho, aged 60, faced challenges this season, including being sent off for the second time in four days during a highly charged derby against Lazio. The team lost the Coppa Italia quarter-final tie 1-0 to their fierce rivals.
Roma also suffered a 3-1 defeat at AC Milan, leaving them in a lowly ninth position in Serie A.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more details become available.