Jose Mourinho under pressure as Roma struggles continue after throwing away lead

Jose Mourinho's Roma struggles worsened on Sunday after his side once again failed to take home all three points.

Serie A minnows Venezia welcomed the 'Special One' to their ground for the league's early kick-off, in a game the away side were expected to win.

However, despite going 2-1 up in the second-half, Roma failed to see out the game and conceded twice in the last 30 minutes to lose the match 3-2.

Roma's inability to hold their nerve or their lead in the second-half piles yet more pressure on Mourinho, who already looks like he may be struggling in Italy.

It is now one win in seven games for the I Giallorossi, with the club sat fifth in the table, 12 points adrift from league leaders Napoli.

Mourinho's Roma tenure started well, with the club only losing their first game of the season on September 19th.

But things have headed south in recent weeks, with the ex-Chelsea manager struggling to find the answers.

Roma were beaten by Juventus in the league before suffering a humiliating 6-1 drubbing at the hands of Norwegian side Bodo/Glimt in the European Conference League.

That was followed by a defeat against AC Milan, before a much-needed win against Cagliari. But since then, it has been another tough spell for Mourinho.

A 0-0 draw with Napoli and a 2-2 draw in the reverse fixture with Bodo/Glimt has added to Roma's woes.

And today's defeat will amplify calls for him to leave the Italian outfit.

The outspoken coach has been his usual self of late, biting back at reporters and complaining about referees.

In the aftermath of the second Bodo/Glimt draw, Mourinho was asked to explain the game by the reporter.

“Look, the referee has to explain, but they don’t speak,” Mourinho said.

“Come on, you know it, no?” he added, before insisting, “No, tell me. Tell me what you saw.”

The reporter explained that he could not get a clear view of the incidents from the stands.

“Not even on the screen? You didn’t watch it after the game?”

The interviewer then asked if he thought the referee took the game away from Roma.

“Of course,” was Mourinho’s dead-pan reply.

Roma will be looking to get their season back on track when they face Genoa next Sunday.

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