Roma manager sent off against Napoli

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Oh, but to live one day in Jose Mourinho’s life. It must be an absolutely riveting roller coaster.

Just days after seeing his Roma side undoubtedly hit the most embarrassing defeat of his career with a 6-1 loss to Bodo / Glimt in the Europa Conference League, the former Chelsea boss returned to watch a Serie A action when his team took on Napoli.

Parthenopei has started the season brilliantly and has emerged as a challenger for the title at this early stage of the season. They dominated the game, with Victor Osimhen hitting the woodwork and also getting a late strike that was not allowed for offside, even though it ended with a goalless draw.

However, it was a bit too much for Mourinho.

Unhappy with the result so far in the game, the Portuguese manager used a brief break in play after 19 minutes to give the players new directives. He later broke into his technical field and looked upset on the sideline, gesturing uncontrollably and seeming to kick an object.

While receiving his marching orders, he gave a sarcastic thumbs up to the match referee and soon received a standing ovation from the home crowd. Even after the events of the past week or so, the Roma believers have still taken Mourinho to their hearts.

Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti was also fired and given a red card for some sarcastic applause after the full-time whistle.

Take a look at José Mourinho ??

Three days after a 6-1 loss against Bodø / Glimt, the AS Roma boss is sent off! ?

A sarcastic thumb up to the referee for good action?

Oh, Jose … pic.twitter.com/iI0QPM68oy

– Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 24, 2021

Mourinho was extremely critical of his wingers for their performances in the defeat against Bodo / Glimt, even though he tried to take some of the blame for the loss in his unique way.

He said: “It is my mistake. I wanted to rest players after the match against Juventus and before the match against Napoli. I made these decisions and in the end they are better players than my players. They are a better team than mine. Team.”

Amadou Diawara, Gonzalo Villar, Borja Mayoral, Bryan Reynolds and Marash Kumbulla were all left out of Sunday’s match day squad, which previously started on Thursday.

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