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Jose Mourinho left one thing in Roma dressing room after brutal sacking and it speaks volumes

Jose Mourinho left one thing in Roma dressing room after brutal sacking and it speaks volumes

Jose Mourinho had one final parting shot at his Roma players after he was relieved of his duties at the Stadio Olimpico.

Jose Mourinho is reported to have had one last parting dig at Roma following his sacking as manager.

Mourinho was relieved of his duties at Roma last month after just less than three years in the hotseat.

His dismissal came after four defeats in seven games, with the final straw a derby defeat to Lazio in the Coppa Italia.

Roma legend Daniele De Rossi was immediately drafted in as the Portuguese's replacement.

The club's owners were apparently not happy with the progress under Mourinho, who led Roma to a Conference League triumph and then the Europa League final the following season.

And a fresh report from l Messaggero details what the former Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid boss did on his final day before he left.

According to Stefano Carina, via TMW, Mourinho left his Conference League ring in the changing rooms of the Trigoria training ground.

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Image: Getty

The gesture is said to have been a result of Mourinho feeling betrayed by the players and those higher up in the club following De Rossi's swift appointment.

The ring was given to Mourinho by his squad after they beat Feyenoord 1-0 in May 2022, securing Roma's first trophy for 14 years and the Special One's fifth European title.

Not only was it left in the changing rooms, Mourinho is said to have gone a step further by placing the sentimental ring in the locker of captain Lorenzo Pellegrini.

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Image: Getty

The 61-year-old has been linked with a number of managerial vacancies in recent times, including former club Manchester United, Napoli and Barcelona.

He is also believed to have received an approach from Saudi Arabia, which ultimately didn't materialise.

Roma have been flying under De Rossi, who has won four games in a row.

A 4-0 thumping of Cagliari on Monday means they are now in fifth place and just point off Atalanta in fourth.

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Topics: Jose Mourinho, AS Roma, Serie A