Mourinho Opens Up on Difficulty of AS Roma Job After Europa League Loss

Mourinho Opens Up on Difficulty of AS Roma Job After Europa League Loss

Elijah Odetokun
June 1, 2023 at 7:36 AM
  • Sevilla won the UEFA Europa League after beating AS Roma 4-1 on penalties
  • The Spaniards have ended Jose Mourinho’s 100% record in European finals
  • The Special One opened up on the difficult part of his job with the Rome club

Jose Mourinho opened up on the difficult part of his job at AS Roma last night after his team were beaten to the Europa League trophy by competition giants, Sevilla.

All streaks must come to an end and last night ended Mourinho’s perfect record in European finals, as the Spanish opposition edged out his Italian side on penalties.

The game went to a shootout after a 1-1 draw in a game that was in play for about 140 minutes, considering additional minutes at the end of the four halves.

Jose Mourinho, Roma, Sevilla, Puskas Arena, Budapest, Europa League.
Jose Mourinho removes his runner-up medal and gives it to a lucky fan. Photo by Isabella Bonotto.
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According to The Athletic, the Spanish team extended their record of the most Europa trophy wins to seven and retained their perfect record in the finals.

Mourinho’s future in doubt

The former Chelsea boss took the Roma job in 2021 and has worked his socks off at the Italian capital.

In his first season, he ended the club’s trophy drought with the Conference League win and was rewarded with a €7 million transfer spend.

There is growing speculation Mourinho will leave Italy at the end of this season. He did not rule this out in his post-match remarks but instead highlighted the problematic part of the job.

“I want to stay at Roma, but my players deserve more and I also deserve more. I’m a little tired of being a coach, a man of communication, the face of the club that says we were robbed after every game. I’m tired of acting on every front,” he said, via Roma Press.

He also debunked the claims that he had contact with Paris Saint-Germain, stating he had always been open with the Roma hierarchy in case of any approaches by other clubs.

Mourinho insults match officials

Sports Brief also reported that Mourinho reportedly insulted match referee, Anthony Taylor and his team over questionable decisions which appeared to cost Roma the game.

The former Real Madrid boss rolled back the years, waited for the English officials in what seems to be a parking lot, and hurled profanities at them for the 'disgraceful' performance.

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