Spinazzola discusses Mourinho’s exit prior to Hellas Verona kick-off

Andy Mattioli

Roma fullback Leonardo Spinazzola spoke about the club’s decision to dismiss Jose Mourinho and appoint Daniele De Rossi.

The Italian defender was interviewed by DAZN minutes prior to kick-off to Roma-Hellas Verona.

“De Rossi? I was lucky enough to play with him in the national team. Then I was lucky enough to have him at the EUROs as a mentor and that evening we won the final is unforgettable to this day,” said Spinazzola of the new Roma head coach.

“De Rossi was already a coach on the pitch, he is a great person, a great man and he transmits a lot to you,” he added.

“Mourinho? I don’t know what happened. The club made the decision. We always gave everything with him on the sidelines. Today is a fresh start.”

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