Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri says Italian football is losing an important coach after AS Roma sacked Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho was sacked by AS Roma on Tuesday after two and half years in charge. He guided Roma to the UEFA Conference League and Europa League final. However, Roma finished in sixth place in Serie A in the last two seasons.
Giallorossi is in ninth place in Serie A and five points from Champions League spots. Roma replaced Mourinho with club legend Daniele De Rossi on Tuesday.
In an interview with Sky Sports Italia, Allegri said Jose Mourinho did an “extraordinary” job at Roma.
Allegri said: “I’m sorry about his dismissal, Italian football is losing an important coach. Both for what he did in his career and at Roma, extraordinary, from the outside everything seems easy. The results demonstrate it. I’m also sorry for the relationship we have, I wish him good luck for the rest and also to Daniele De Rossi, who is at the beginning of his career.”
Mourinho has admitted that he will work in Saudi Arabia one day, but it remains to be seen whether he will move to the Middle East or stay in European football after leaving Roma.
Juventus moved within two points of leaders Inter after a 3-0 win over Sassuolo on Tuesday night.