Fabio Capello says Roma ‘lacked respect’ to Mourinho

Andy Mattioli

Former Roma manager Fabio Capello was once again critical of the Giallorossi’s decision to part ways with Jose Mourinho earlier last week.

In an interview with Spanish outlet Marca, Capello called out the capital club for their ‘lack of respect’ towards the Special One.

“There is no respect,” said Capello. “Milan did the same with Paolo Maldini.”

“You can fire someone, because the job of a coach involves the risk of leaving at any time and you take it upon yourself. But then you can’t wait to go to the changing rooms to tell Mourinho that he is no longer the coach of Roma or to Maldini that he is no longer the sporting director of Milan. Please! Come, let’s talk calmly and then you decide what you want. This is respect for me, this is a matter of education.”

“But this doesn’t just happen in football. Lehman Brothers went to their employees, gave them a cardboard box to put their things in and went out into the street… It’s their style, but I don’t understand it. If this is the business world, I don’t understand it. I think that people like Maldini, who is the history of Milan, should be told things with respect, and wait for the season to end. You can fire Mourinho because he is the manager, but you can’t tell him that in the dressing room.”

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