Francesco Totti: Mourinho is not the problem at Roma

Francesco Totti: Mourinho is not the problem at Roma

According to Giallorossi legend Francesco Totti, Jose Mourinho is not the problem at Roma, and the club and fans must continue with him.

Last May, Roma hired Mourinho and spent roughly €130 million on new players, the most of any Serie A club in the off-season.

Roma started the season well, winning their first six competitive games for only the third time in their history, but they have only won four of their next 12 games.

In September, Mourinho became the first Giallorossi manager since Luis Enrique in 2011 to lose their first top-flight Derby della Capitale, and the following month, he suffered the heaviest defeat of his managerial career when Roma were hammered for six goals by Bodo/Glimt in the Europa Conference League.

The following week, his 43-game unbeaten streak at home in Serie A came to an end against Milan, and November began with a dismal draw at home against Bodo/Glimt and a shocking 3-2 loss at Venezia.

Totti, however, believes Mourinho is not to blame for Roma's poor play and that his background is more than sufficient for a show of faith.

"If we think Roma's problem is Mourinho, it means we have everything wrong," Totti told Sky. 

"Mourinho has won more than all the other Serie A coaches combined – hats off to him. 

"You have to focus on him. He is a great coach and a great motivator. He knows how to manage the group, he knows what to say and what to do. 

"The club and the fans must stick with him." 

Despite their terrible form, Roma are still in sixth place in Serie A, just three points behind the top four.