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Roma striker explains contrast between Mourinho and De Rossi

Roma forwards Sardar Azmoun and Romelu Lukaku Imago
As Roma Coach Danielle De Rossi continues to impress Gialorossi stars after replacing sacked ex-gaffer Jose Mourinho.

Sardar Azmoun, the Roma striker, recently shed light on the distinct differences in coaching styles between José Mourinho and Daniele De Rossi, following his firsthand experience under both managers at the Stadio Olimpico.

Azmoun, who began his tenure at Roma on loan from Bayer Leverkusen, has quickly adapted to life in Serie A, marking his presence with critical goals and embracing the tactical nuances introduced by De Rossi.

New Chapter for Roma Under De Rossi

Roma Coach Danielle De Rossi

In a revealing post-match interview with DAZN, after a triumphant 3-0 victory over Frosinone where Azmoun found the net, the Iranian international opened up about the transition from Mourinho to De Rossi.

He expressed his childhood admiration for Roma and shared insights into De Rossi’s approach, describing the new coach as “very aggressive but with a kind heart,” highlighting his efforts to foster a supportive and enjoyable environment for the team.

Roma forwards Sardar Azmoun and Romelu Lukaku Imago

This shift in coaching style seems to resonate well with Azmoun, who noted, “you see, we are different in games,” implying a positive change in the team’s dynamics and performance under De Rossi’s guidance.

Acknowledging Mourinho’s Contributions

Sadar Azmoun shoots at goal against Frosinone.

Despite the fresh start and the excitement surrounding De Rossi’s tenure, Azmoun made it a point to acknowledge the contributions of José Mourinho to Roma’s recent history.

“We have to say thank you to José for all he did in Roma,” Azmoun stated, reflecting a sense of gratitude towards the Portuguese tactician’s time with the Giallorossi.

Mourinho, known for his charismatic and sometimes controversial management style, has left an indelible mark on the club, and Azmoun’s comments underscore the respect he commands from players past and present.

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