Another chapter in the José Mourinho book has closed, as Roma part ways with The Portuguese after two and a half years.

José Mourinho AS Roma

The decision comes amidst a challenging season for the club, currently languishing in ninth place in Serie A. Former club captain Daniele De Rossi has been named as Mourinho’s replacement, tasked with steering the team in a new direction.

José Mourinho AS Roma
New AS Roma boss – Daniele De Rossi

The club confirmed Mourinho’s sacking, on Tuesday morning. AS Roma cited the need for a change in leadership to improve the team’s performance. A statement on Roma’s website read:

“We would like to thank José on behalf of all of us at AS Roma for his passion and efforts since his arrival at the club,” said Dan and Ryan Friedkin.  “We’ll 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 José and his assistants all the best in their future endeavours.”

Roma have been struggling to get consistent good results in the league this season. , Giallorossi have won just once in their last five Serie A matches.

Mourinho won the UEFA Conference League with AS Roma while also reaching the UEFA Europa League final with the Italian side.

José Mourinho AS Roma
José Mourinho Sacked by AS Roma

Mourinho’s “Third Season” History

Mourinho’s departure aligns with a pattern seen in his managerial career, often facing challenges and parting ways with clubs in the third season. The Portuguese almost always gets the sack during his third season. It happened twice at Chelsea, once at Real Madrid, and at Manchester United.