An emotional Jose Mourinho has celebrated what he referred to as a historic achievement having develop into the second manager to win five main European titles, after Italian Giovanni Trapattoni, as his AS Roma facet clinched the Europa Convention League.
Mourinho, who had beforehand received the Champions League, Europa League and the UEFA Cup, accomplished a singular European trophy haul as Roma beat Feyenoord 1-0 in Tirana, Albania on Wednesday to make sure he might add the inaugural Convention League to his assortment.
That’s five European finals for FC Porto, Inter Milan, Manchester United and Roma since 2003 that Mourinho has coached in and five instances he has taken residence the trophy.
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“The great thing about my career is that, aside from the Europa League with Manchester United, doing it with Porto, Inter and Roma is very, very, very special,” Mourinho stated.
“It is one thing to win when everyone expects it, when you made the investments to win, but it’s quite another to win when something feels immortal, that feels truly special.
“This stays in the historical past of Roma, but in addition mine. I used to be informed solely I, Sir Alex (Ferguson) and Giovanni Trapattoni received trophies in three completely different many years. It makes me really feel somewhat outdated, however it’s good for my profession.”
It represented a fine end to his first season in the Italian capital for Mourinho, having steered his side to a sixth-placed finish in Serie A.
The Portuguese has no plans to seek new challenges, as he is already looking to next season with the club.
“Now I’m staying, there aren’t any doubts,” Mourinho added.
“Even when some rumours emerge, I solely need to stay at Roma.
“We must understand what our owners, who are fantastic people, want to do next season, because this is history, but we can build a really strong project with honest professionals.
“After all I really feel like a Romanista, however that is likely to be my manner of working. I’m a Porto fan, an Inter fan, a Chelsea fan, I’m loopy about Actual Madrid, I’m now a Roma fan, I belong to all these golf equipment as a result of we had these moments collectively.”