Club legend claims manager is doing even ‘worse than he did at Tottenham’

Jose Mourinho
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AS Roma legend Antonio Cassano has claimed that Jose Mourinho is doing an ever worse job at the Stadio Olympico than he did at Tottenham, admitting that he does not like ‘anything’ the Portuguese coach is doing at the Italian club.

Tottenham fans were hoping that Mourinho would be the man to take the club that extra step to win silverware when he replaced Mauricio Pochettino back in 2019.

However, the experiment failed spectacularly, with the former Chelsea boss lasting less than 18 months in the job and the Lilywhites finishing outside the top six last season for the first time since 2009. 

Mourinho was welcomed with a lot of fanfare at Roma at the start of the season but the Giallorossi’s form has been on the slide over the last few months.

Roma are currently sitting eighth in the Serie A table – 6 points behind a Champions League spot and 15 points behind league leaders AC Milan.

Cassano has insisted that he has not been impressed in the slightest with the job The Special One is doing in the Italian capital.

The former Italy international told Tuttomercatoweb: “Roma are doing very badly, a disaster. I love Rome, and I can’t think that the fans are happy with the season. The banner that appeared this morning? I assume it’s some sporadic fans, nothing organised.

“He’s (Mourinho) been doing terribly since that famous 6-1 defeat in Norway. They could have lost on Saturday, but then they made up for it with these two kids.

“In my opinion, they are also messages to the owners. It’s a particular situation, which I don’t like at all. They risk being out of the top seven now.

“Mourinho is doing worse than he did at Tottenham, even from the media point of view, where he was always number one, bad. I’m not liking anything.”

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Tottenham fans would be well aware of how this movie ends. I would be surprised if Mourinho is still at Roma by the end of the season.

I have never been one to call for managers to be sacked and so, I stuck by Jose till the end when he was at Spurs.

However, I have to say that I am extremely relieved that we no longer have to deal with the negativity that arises from some of his antics. 

When it comes to matters on the pitch, it has been evident for a while now that Jose is not the tactical genius that he once was, given how much the game has evolved over the last decade.

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  1. Cassano is not Roma’s legend. He could have been, but instead decided to play the role of immature blabbering idiot. His big mouth and small brain got him kicked out of Rome and closed all doors for a return.


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