Jose Mourinho received a hero’s welcome by Roma fans upon his arrival in the Italian
capital. The Portuguese join Roma after unsuccessful stints with Manchester United
and Tottenham in the Premier League, but it would appear his reputation in Italy
remains intact. Mourinho managed Inter to the first treble in Italian history by
winning Serie A, the Coppa Italia, and the Champions League in 2010. No Italian side
has won Europe’s most prestigious trophy since then.
Thousands of singing fans took to the streets to welcome the Portuguese boss on his
first day at the club. Mourinho shared a video on social media on his way to Roma’s
training ground complex depicting a packed crowd roaring and cheering his name.
The new gaffer had a Roma scarf in one hand and he was waving at the screaming
fans from the passenger seat.
The 58-year-old was sacked by Spurs in April just days before the Carabao Cup Final.
He soon agreed to take charge of the Serie A outfit at the end of the campaign and in
the meantime has been working as SunSport’s exclusive Euro 2020 expert.
Now the ex-Chelsea and Manchester United boss is in Italy and shared a snap of
himself arriving at Fiumicino ahead of pre-season training.
Roma also shared a video of José Mourinho ahead of his departure,
in which he told supporters: “AS Roma fans, I am about to pack my bags. See you soon.”
There were plenty of fans there to welcome him after he was flown there by Roma
chief and qualified pilot Friedkin.
Mourinho was all smiles as he left Ciampino Airport and then recorded the scenes
from the motor waiting to take him to his new home.
The Giallorossi moved for the Special One after a disappointing seventh-placed finish
under Paulo Fonseca.