Jose Mourinho, Roma manager gave an interview on the conflict between him and Nemanja Matic that led the former Manchester United star to leave the Wolves this summer.
Jose Mourinho claims he does not expect Nemanja Matic to leave Roma this summer. Amid the news that the two have had a fight in recent weeks The 35-year-old Serbian midfielder joined on a free transfer from Manchester United last summer after five years at Old Trafford, joining from Chelsea . United in the summer of 2017 under Mourinho and made 189 appearances but failed to win a trophy.
This is the third time Mourinho has signed Matic. which originally agreed on a one-year contract in the Italian capital before agreeing to stay in this ยูฟ่าเบท season Matic was a key player for the Giallorozzi last season, making 50 appearances as the side reached the Europa League final, according to Rome-based Il Tempo. Matic’s move to Rennes French clubs have been urged to speed up after Mourinho’s relationship with the player soured.
Roma responded to Matic’s departure by signing Leandro Paredes and Renato Sanchez, but the ex-Chelsea star’s departure from the Italian capital was a big blow. unforeseen The Roma boss discussed the move ahead of his side’s Serie A season opener in a press conference on Saturday August 19, 2023, when asked directly about Matic’s impact. Mourinho said “I think this situation explains itself. The fact that he had been talking to Rennes for over a month already said it all. and nothing more I’m very happy to have Paredes replacing him, I like him very much.
The Roma boss added: “We did not expect Mr Matic to leave. But the club reacted immediately in a great way. We lost a great player like Matic. But we signed Paredes and Sanchez.” Matic first arrived in England in August 2009, joining Chelsea on a four-year contract following a trial with Middlesbrough. He was unsuccessful at Stamford Bridge and was sold to Benfica in January 2011 as part of a deal to bring David Luiz to London.
Matic impressed at Benfica by winning the Primeira. Liga and the Portuguese League Cup during his two years. He also helped the Portuguese giants reach the Europa League final in 2012-13, a game in which they lost to Ra’s Chelsea . Fa Benitez Mourinho was reappointed as Chelsea manager in June 2013 and re-signed Matic six months later. It was a wise decision by the two-time Champions League winner as the Blues won the Premier League title. League and EFL Cup 2014-15 season
Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea the following season. But Matic continued to find success in west London. He was part of Antonio Conte ‘s side that won the Premier League title in the 2016-17 season, making 40 appearances in midfield. Matic joined Manchester United after that victory. and was described by Mourinho as a footballer. He was a “team player” who had “everything we want in a footballer – loyalty, consistency and ambition”. Trafford did not go as expected. And now he will play in Ligue 1 for the first time with Rennes.