Jose Mourinho bizarrely fumes at ‘JOKE’ decision to dock rivals Juventus 10 points – but Roma boss has a good reason

ROMA boss Jose Mourinho lashed out at the “joke” decision to dock Serie A rivals Juventus 10 points in a bizarre rant.

Juve were slapped with a 15-point penalty in January after being accused of inflating transfer fees in dealings with Italian clubs over three seasons to create millions in “capital gains” for tax purposes.

Roma boss Jose Mourinho fumed at Juventus’ 10-point deductionRexMourinho claims Roma would have a different approach if they knew about the deductionGetty

It was stated that the Bianconeri had manipulated the system to free up their spending powers in the market.

However, the deduction was reversed in April pending a new trial with the Federal Court of Appeal, who ultimately imposed the latest sanctions that saw the team dropped from second to seventh.

As a result, Mourinho saw his team climb up to sixth place with only one point separating them from Europe League qualification and four from a Champions League spot.

However, the former Chelsea boss is still not pleased with the development.

The ex-Manchester United manager claims his team’s “approach” would have been different in the run-in to the final matches of the season, had they known about the deduction.

Mourinho told DAZN: “It’s a joke to know this with two games remaining. For us and everyone, even for Juventus. 

“Our approach would have been different if we had known before the games with Monza and Bologna.

“I am sorry for [Massimiliano] Allegri and his players, but at the league level, I have to say that it changes things a little.


“To me, yes, [the season was warped] but I no longer want to talk about this.

“I am sorry for professionals who work like me because they pay for errors that directors and maybe the club did.”

Mourinho opted for a weakened side against Monza and Bologna earlier this month due to their Europa League semi-finals before they advanced to the final.

Both matches ended in a draw, as did Monday’s clash with Salernitana.

The Special One clearly suggests he would have approached those games differently had he known of the impending point deduction that would bring his team closer to Champions League qualification,