Jose Mourinho: Suspended Roma Boss Signed Autograph for Fans From Inside Press Box, Video

Jose Mourinho: Suspended Roma Boss Signed Autograph for Fans From Inside Press Box, Video

Elijah Odetokun
September 22, 2023 at 8:01 AM
  • Jose Mourinho was not in the dugout for Roma's 2-1 away win at Sherif Tiraspol
  • He served the first of his four-game European ban for his antics at last season's final
  • Suspension did not stop the boss from showing a kind gesture to the away fans after the game

Jose Mourinho had mixed emotions last night in Moldova, but it did not stop him from showing a kind heart to fans who approached him after the game.

Mourinho served the first of his four-game European ban for clashing with English official Anthony Taylor after last season's UEFA Europa League final loss to Sevilla.

Roma began their quest for another European success with a 2-1 away win at Moldovan opponent Sherif Tiraspol. Leandro Paredes and Romelu Lukaku got on the scoresheet.

Jose Mourinho, AS Roma, Sherif Tiraspol, UEFA Europa League.
Jose Mourinho watched AS Roma's 2-1 win over Sherif Tiraspol from inside the press box. Photo by Fabio Rossi.
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As noted by Daily Star, Mourinho, who had earlier expressed concerns that his touchline absence would affect his communication with his team, was allowed to sit in the press box by the home side.

Mourinho signs autographs for fans

The Special One is delighted with the win to start their group campaign. Though he was frustrated with the injury to Renato Sanches, as reported by Roma Press, he showed his kind side after the game.

As spotted in a video shared on Mourinho's Instagram story, he waited after the game to sign autographs for away fans who approached him and captioned the video, "Very nice people".

Giallorossi will face three league games against Torino, Genoa, and Frosinone before their next Europa League game at home to Servette - another game for the boss to sit out.

Mourinho calls out Renato Sanches

Sports Brief reported that Mourinho called out Renato Sanches after the Portuguese midfielder left the game in the first half due to injury.

The Special One expressed frustration at his compatriot being at risk of injury every time he steps onto the pitch, a situation that plagued him at his former clubs, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain.

Mourinho's comment on Europa League final

Sports Brief also reported on Mourinho's audacious claim about last season's final as his team regrouped for another attempt to win the competition.

Roma lost the final under controversial conditions to Sevilla in Budapest last season, and the Special One insists his team did not lose the game and that he would continue to hold on to that claim.

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