Jose Mourinho feels truly special after becoming second manager to win five major European titles


A.S. Roma head coach Jose Mourinho called his emotional celebration “truly special”, having become the second manager to win five major European titles after Giovanni Trapattoni.

Mourinho achieved the historic record after Roma clinched the Europa Conference League on Wednesday night.

The Portuguese had previously won the Champions League, Europa League and the UEFA Cup, thus completing a unique European trophy haul after Roma defeated Feyenoord 1-0 in the final.

Mourinho’s five European trophies have come with Porto, Inter Milan, Manchester United and Roma since 2003.

“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 said.

“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 remains in the history of Roma, but also mine. I was told only I, Sir Alex (Ferguson) and Giovanni Trapattoni won trophies in three different decades. It makes me feel a little old, but it’s nice for my career.”

Mourinho’s first season with the Rome-based club ended with Roma finishing sixth in Serie A. The Portuguese, however, has no plans for a change as he confirmed his next season with the club.

“Now I am staying, there are no doubts,” Mourinho said. “Even if some rumours emerge, I only want to remain 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.

“Of course I feel like a Romanista, but that might be my way of working. I am a Porto fan, an Inter fan, a Chelsea fan, I am crazy about Real Madrid, I am now a Roma fan, I belong to all those clubs because we had these moments together.”





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