Former Inter Milan President Massimo Moratti feels that even though he sacked numerous coaches, it still hurts to see Jose Mourinho ousted from Roma.
The former Nerazzurri President spoke to Milan-based newspaper Il Giornale in an interview published in yesterday’s print edition, via FCInterNews.
On Tuesday, Roma decided to sack Jose Mourinho as their coach.
The Portuguese had been courting controversy for some time during his time with the Giallorossi. This is not exactly unusual for Mourinho.
But a string of recent bad results, along with the mounting tension, prompted Roma to part ways with Mourinho.
This means that the 60-year-old has been sacked at each of his past four clubs.
All of Chelsea, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur decided to sack Mourinho midseason.
That was not how Mourinho’s story ended with Inter. He departed to join Real Madrid on amicable terms after guiding the Nerazzurri to the European Treble during the 2009-10 season.
But in his second ever spell in Serie A, Mourinho has found himself meeting the same fate that he had during his last few jobs in the English top flight.
Moratti: Seeing Jose Mourinho Sacked At Roma Sad
“I didn’t expect it,” Moratti said of Mourinho’s dismissal.
“I can’t hide that I’m very sorry to see it,” he continued.
Moratti said that “I have faith in Mourinho’s ability. And I think that in this situation, with less than half the season left to be played, things could have gone differently.”
“But I won’t go into the decision that Roma’s directors made.”
“What’s certain is that leaving the job half-done will come as a great disappointment for him,” Moratti said
“But will the Special One be more angry with himself, or with the club’s managers?” Moratti posed.
“He’s a serious professional and will be angry with himself for not being able to do what he wanted.”
“But I think it would also be reasonable for him to be angry with the sacking,” Moratti said.
Moratti said that “I’ve certainly had the experience of sacking quite a few coaches.”
“But still, seeing Mourinho’s sacking makes me sad,” he admitted. “Precisely because I know exactly the way he is.”