Jose Mourinho: “It’s difficult to understand why I was sacked by Roma.”

Andy Mattioli

Former Roma manager Jose Mourinho reflected on his sudden dismissal from the capital club in January.

In a recent appearance at the GP race in Portugal, Mourinho addressed the media and discussed his departure from the Giallorossi after 2.5 years in Rome.

“It’s difficult to understand how a coach who reaches two European finals in a row gets sacked,” said Mourinho, according to A Bola, about the Friedkins’ decision to fire him mid-season. “That’s the only strange thing about this situation.”

He also asked about a recent interview given by former Roma executive and compatriot Tiago Pinto, whom he worked alongside during his entire spell in the capital.

“His interviews don’t interest me at all,” quipped Mourinho. “I don’t waste any time reading or listening to them.”

“They don’t interest me at all. What he says or thinks tells me very little if anything at all. Anyway, I’m not interested. I certainly won’t work with him again in the future. Sometimes circumstances change and there’s room for reconsideration, but in this instance it’s not possible [we work together again].”

Finally, the Special One addressed his coaching future and eagerness to return to the bench.

“As for my future, right now there’s no news. I’m a free agent and I want to work as soon as this summer.”

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