Sun 05 February 2023 | 15:35

Antonio Cassano: “Jose Mourinho never was a great coach”

After suffering a Coppa Italia quarter-final exit against Cremonense, the former Italy international Cassano aims digs at the Portuguese coach, claiming he's not as good as his record would suggest.

Despite handing



the inaugural Europa Conference League last year, the Giallorossi failed to continue performing up to expectations as they suffered an early elimination from Coppa Italia on Wednesday. Although they were victorious in their last Serie A outing against Empoli, the former Italy international

Antonio Cassano


Jose Mourinho

for Roma’s performance.

He told Christian Vieiri’s



“Mourinho has never been a great coach, he just knew how to play the media and was a great communicator. He is good at dealing with strong players, not ones who aren’t very good. It’s too easy to just be friendly with great players," He continued: "It is just a disaster upon a disaster at Roma, he got them to spend money on Nemanja Matic and Rui Patricio, they were his decisions. The other day, that performance made me want to vomit. He doesn’t know how to set out a team. Even with your second-string squad, you need to beat Cremonese.”

Cassano continued criticizing Mourinho's attitude toward outcast senior stars, Rick Karsdrop and Nicolo Zaniolo. He added:

“It was Mourinho’s disaster with Karsdorp, putting him in the stocks, disintegrating and insulting him in front of everyone. Now Karsdorp is coming back, who knows why? So that was one mess. As for Zaniolo, he gets to talk about that and not why his Roma team plays like cr*p. It’s been a year-and-a-half that this Roma side hasn’t played proper football.”



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