Jose Mourinho placed one item in Lorenzo Pellegrini’s locker after Roma players’ betrayal led to his sacking

Jose Mourinho is perhaps one of the most interesting characters in the sport, with a lot of stories regarding him. From winning the Champions League with Porto to winning league titles at Chelsea and Real Madrid, he has done it all. There is no doubt that he is one of the best managers in the history of the sport.

However, he has also seen his fair share of failure, and in a manager’s job, that usually amounts to being sacked, which Mourinho is no stranger to. However, he has been particularly affected by the latest sacking at Roma.

Jose Mourinho left a note for Roma players

Jose Mourinho was finally sacked by Roma after a very bad start to the season. Despite their European success, the club felt they needed to go in a different direction and made the harsh decision to sack the Portuguese enigma. This is despite Mourinho having rejected huge financial offers from the Saudi Pro League and wanting to stay at Roma.

The manager was seen in tears when he was sacked by the club, and it is clear that the decision affected him a lot. But recent reports from Italy reveal more shocking news. It is being reported that the manager left something in the locker of team captain Lorenzo Pellegrini.

Apparently it was a ring that was gifted to him by the players back when he won the Europa Conference League with them in 2022. But even more shocking is that he left a brutal note there as well, and it said, ‘When you are men, give it back to me.’

This is clearly a harsh statement from the manager to his players, and this may be because he feels that they let him down. Indeed, there were rumors he had lost the dressing room, and he even attacked the players publicly many times.

Jose Mourinho helped Roma end 15-year trophy drought

There is little surprise as to why Jose Mourinho feels betrayed by his club and players. After all, it is the Portuguese mastermind who brought Roma back to the front. Before his arrival in 2021, the club had not performed well in recent years and had been trophy-less for 15 years.

But in his first season itself, Mourinho worked his magic, helping to revitalize the team with good performances. He managed to guide the club to its first ever European final in the Europa Conference League final in 2022, which he won against Feyenoord. It was the first European trophy for the club and their first trophy in 15 years, and made him the first manager to win the Champions League, Europa League, and the Europa Conference League.

Jose Mourinho
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The team were also good in the next season, where Mourinho guided them to another European final, this time in the Europa League. But they lost on penalties to Sevilla in a controversial match. This season saw them perform very poor, and despite his huge success with them in the last two years, he was sacked.

Jose Mourinho is now being linked to many clubs, with Manchester United a possible destination as well. One thing is for sure, Mourinho is still not giving up.

Fazal Al Bashar

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Fazal is a passionate soccer aficionado, who when not discovering the latest soccer stories and rumors, indulges in playing FIFA all night. While he sucks at the sport, he knows the who and what in all things soccer-related.


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