Jose Mourinho ‘Furious’ After Rival Manager Copied His Celebration During Europa League Clash

Jose Mourinho ‘Furious’ After Rival Manager Copied His Celebration During Europa League Clash

Fred Kennedy
February 17, 2023 at 9:40 PM
  • Jose Mourinho appeared an unimpressed after Salzburg manager Matthias Jaissle 'copied' his famous celebration
  • Jaissle pulled off the celebration after his side netted a last gasp winner against Mourinho's Roma in the Europa League
  • Nicolas Capaldo was Salzburg's match hero as he sprung into action to bag a vital winner for his side in the continental clash

Jose Mourinho cut a dejected face on Thursday night after a rival manager copied his celebration during the Europa League.

Mourinho's Roma locked horns with RB Salzburg in the first leg of their play-off fixture staged at the RB Arena Salzburg.

Jose Mourinho, AS Roma, UEFA Europa League, FC Salzburg, Football Arena Salzburg, Nicolas Capaldo.
Jose Mourinho looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League knockout round play-off match between FC Salzburg and AS Roma at Football Arena Salzburg. Photo by Roland Krivec.
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Sky Sports reports that the tie ended in a heartbreaking defeat for the Serie A giants as they were silenced 1-0 by the hosts.

While Roma were the dominant side for the better part of the match, they had nothing to show for it after the full-time whistle.

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A late strike from Nicolas Capaldo was the only difference that separated the two teams, with Salzburg heading home the happier side.

Jaissle 'angers' Mourinho

Aside from Capaldo's dramatic winner, the match was punctuated with a bizarre moment involving Mourinho and his opposite, Matthias Jaissle.

According to The Sun, Jaissle left Mourinho enraged after he appeared to copy the Roma boss's celebration after Capaldo's goal.

The Salzburg manager was pictured charging down the touchline to join in the fun.

Jaissle's celebration was reminiscent of Mourinho's when he was Porto boss.

The former Premier League manager famously charged along the Old Trafford pitch when Porto scored a last-gasp winner against Manchester United in the Champions League.

Meanwhile, Mourinho will be hoping to lead his side to victory in the second leg for a chance to qualify for the next round.

Fans on Mourinho's return plan

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Chelsea fans have shared mixed reactions to emerging reports suggesting Jose Mourinho is eyeing a return to Stamford Bridge.

The Portuguese veteran is currently attached to AS Roma, who hired him back in 2021 after his shocking sacking by Tottenham Hotspur.

Mourinho enjoyed an illustrious career in the Premier League and had the rare opportunity of managing Chelsea, Manchester United and Spurs.

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