BREAKING: Jose Mourinho is SACKED by his Italian club Roma

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Roma have sacked Jose Mourinho with immediate effect, with the club lying in ninth place in Serie A.

Mourinho joined Roma in May 2021 and spent two-and-a-half-years in the role, leading them to the Europa Conference League title in 2022.

He also guided them to the Europa League final last season, before they were defeated by Sevilla on penalties

In a statement, Roma owners Dan and Ryan Friedkin said: ‘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.

‘We will 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 Jose and his assistants all the best in their future endeavours.’

The former Chelsea and Manchester United boss won 68 of his 138 matches in charge, but has repeatedly been at the centre of disciplinary problems.

Just last week, Mourinho was dismissed for the second match in a row after a violent and chaotic Rome derby in which his side lost 1-0 to Lazio. 

His final game in charge was Sunday’s 3-1 defeat to AC Milan which meant the Stadio Olympico-based outfit had won just one of their past six league games.

They have won just eight of their 20 matches in Serie A and sit behind the likes of Lazio, Bologna, Atalanta and Fiorentina.

While Mourinho remained largely revered by Roma supporters following their European success, he led them to two sixth-place finishes after spending heavily in his first season at the club.

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