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Europa League Final: Real Madrid Boss Predicts Winner Between Sevilla and Mourinho's Sevilla
- AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho is eyeing his sixth European trophy
- He is eagerly anticipating a replication of his triumph in the Europa Conference League as he looks forward to Wednesday's Europa League final
- The Portuguese tactician will put his unblemished European final on the line when AS Roma cross swords with Sevilla in the secondary European competition in Budapest, Hungary
Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has thrown his weight behind Jose Mourinho's AS Roma ahead of their forthcoming UEFA Europa League final with Sevilla on Wednesday, May 31.
Ancelotti, who failed to defend his Champions League trophy this season after Madrid bowed out of the competition at the semi-final stage, has banked his prediction on Mourinho's experience to galvanize Roma to their second successive European title.
The Eternal City club will be looking to add the Europa League, a title Mourinho has won on two occasions, to their trophy cabinet after edging Feyenoord to win the maiden edition of the UEFA Conference League last season, per Mirror.
Assessing the chances of Jose and his charges, Ancelotti highlighted the transformation Sevilla have experienced under Spanish gaffer José Luis Mendilibar.
“After a difficult start, Sevilla were able to climb out of the relegation zone. Now they’re well organized,” the 63-year-old said as quoted by Roma Press.
He continued: “Roma have the opportunity to go for the win. In addition, the Giallorossi have a very experienced coach when it comes to finals and who will play his part on the touchline. Let’s hope Roma wins.”
Mourinho eyes Europa League success
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Roma manager Jose Mourinho has never lost a European final, while Sevilla are six from six in Europa League finals. Something has to give in Budapest on Wednesday.
Portugal's Mourinho has five major continental titles to his name; two Champions League wins, two Europa League trophies and last year's triumph in the inaugural Europa Conference League with the Italian side.
The 60-year-old announced himself on the big stage in 2003 when he led Porto to the UEFA Cup, the Europa League's precursor, and the following year he won the Champions League.