AS Roma sacks Jose Mourinho “with immediate effect”.
(CNN) — AS Roma have announced that Jose Mourinho and his coaches have left the Serie A club “with immediate effect”.
Mourinho, 60, was appointed Roma coach in May 2021 and led the Italian side to the Europa Conference League final a year later. Last year, Roma and Mourinho also reached the Europa League final, but lost to Sevilla on penalties.
Roma, who were defeated by AC Milan (3-1) on Sunday, are ninth in the Serie A table.
“On behalf of all of us at AS Roma we would like to thank Jose for his passion and efforts since arriving at the club,” club owners Dan and Ryan Friedkin said in a statement.
“We will always have great memories of his time at Roma, but we believe an immediate change is best for the club.”
“We wish Jose and his assistants the best of luck in their future endeavours.”
Mourinho is one of the most popular and successful coaches in world football, having previously managed teams such as Real Madrid, Manchester United, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Porto.
Roma's victory in the Europa League final was his 26th trophy as a coach. They have also won two Champions Leagues, one Europa League and one UEFA Cup.
The stint at Roma was Mourinho's second stint in Italy. In his last season as coach of Inter Milan – between 2008 and 2010 – Mourinho guided the team to an extraordinary treble: the Serie A title, the Coppa Italia and the Champions League.