Interviews

Tiago Pinto says his future doesn’t change after Mourinho’s dismissal

Andy Mattioli
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Roma General Manager Tiago Pinto was asked to discuss Jose Mourinho’s dismissal from the club and how that may impact his own future.

In his pre-match interview with DAZN, the Portuguese executive – who is set to leave Roma in February – said, “Obviously these were difficult days. It’s never pleasant to make these decisions and make these changes. It’s football, but it’s never pleasant. I don’t know a person who enjoys these moments.”

“The ownership made this decision and in these 3-4 days we have done our best to make these changes and move forward to try to achieve the remaining objectives for the season.”

“Now we have to look forward. The ownership decided this was the right time to change. Now we have two options: either continue to discuss every day to decide if it was the right choice or look forward, try to win games and try to play better and try to achieve our objectives. For me this is the only way.”

“My future will not change. My future is decided. It’s a decision I’ve made some time ago. Obviously I can’t say that I don’t feel sorry for Daniele [De Rossi]. He is a young coach, I understood that we have a good feeling. I will always be close to him until my last day here, as I did with all the coaches I’ve worked with.”

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MatchDay 36
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