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Jose Mourinho says those who sacked him at Roma ‘don’t know anything about football’

Jose Mourinho is not a stranger to football managerial sacks nor has he shied away from hot and controversial takes.

In a recent interview, the legendary Portuguese manager did not hold back in his criticism of Roma’s management, who decided to sack him earlier in the year.

Jose Mourinho has openly criticized the decision-making ability of Roma’s owners after his abrupt dismissal from the club, branding his sacking as ‘unexpected and unfair.’

The 61-year-old’s tenure with the Giallorossi came to an end on January 16th, following a disappointing 3-1 defeat to Milan, leaving Roma in seventh place in the league standings.

His departure paved the way for Daniele De Rossi, a former Roma midfielder, who took over the reins on a six-month contract.

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Roma clinched the Conference League title in his inaugural season and reached the Europa League final in the subsequent year.

Jose Mourinho leads AS Roma to Europa League Final
Jose Mourinho celebrating with Tammy Abraham after leading AS Roma to Europa League Final, last season.

His exit, therefore, struck a chord with the club’s supporters, who expressed their discontent through banners and posters around the city, signaling a widespread belief that Mourinho’s dismissal was unwarranted.

In a candid interview with, Mourinho shared his thoughts on his dismissal and the European competitions, particularly the Champions League.

He said: “The European competitions [Knockout stages] are about to begin, in particular the Champions League, perhaps the most important competition on the world calendar.

” I won’t be there at these final stages, not because I’ve already been eliminated, but because I was ‘eliminated’ by someone who knows little about football,” Mourinho stated, subtly hinting at the owners’ lack of football acumen as a factor in his sacking.

Despite the setback, Mourinho remains undeterred, viewing the situation as a growth opportunity and asserting his intention to return to the UEFA matches with renewed enthusiasm and confidence.

“That’s life, full of ups and downs, and I’m growing, despite the unexpected and unfair dismissal. But I will return, with even more enthusiasm and confidence, for these UEFA matches,” he added.

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