AS Roma has declared the departure of manager Jose Mourinho and his coaching staff after two and a half seasons at the club.
Mourinho assumed the helm of Roma before the 2021/22 season, guiding them to victory in the Europa Conference League in his inaugural campaign.
However, with a disappointing performance in the first half of the 2023/24 season, Roma has chosen to end their association with Mourinho, confirming his dismissal in a statement on Tuesday morning.
The statement read: “AS Roma announces that Jose Mourinho and his technical collaborators will leave the Club with immediate effect.
“Mourinho was announced as the sixtieth manager in Roma’s history in May 2021.
“He led the team to win the Conference League in Tirana on 25 May 2022 and to the Europa League final in Budapest last season.”
Roma owners Dan and Ryan Friedkin added: “We thank Jose on behalf of all of us at AS Roma for the passion and commitment he has shown since his arrival in the Giallorossi.
“We will always have great memories of his stewardship, but we believe that, in the best interests of the Club, immediate change is necessary.
“We wish Jose and his collaborators the best for the future.”
Although Mourinho’s time at AS Roma started with him winning a trophy, they have been underperforming in recent months. As to who will replace the Special One remains to be seen. But Mourinho himself may run out of top-tier options due to less-than-stellar results in his recent jobs.