- Jose Mourinho was all smiles as his Roma players and staff treated him to a cake and champagne on his birthday
- The cake was themed in Roma's iconic home colours of carmine red with a golden yellow trim
- Mourinho's perfect birthday gift came days earlier as his Roma side demolished Empoli 4-2 in a Serie A clash
- The result kept Roma on course to qualifying for European football as they currently sit sixth on the log
Jose Mourinho had a birthday to remember as his Roma squad surprised him with a cake and a bottle of champagne in the dressing room.
The Portuguese boss turned 59 on Wednesday, January 26, and had his players around him to celebrate the day.
The Sun reports Roma stars made Mourinho blow out all the candles as they surprised him with the gifts in the dressing room to mark the day.
Photos shared from the small event showed Mourinho with broad smiles as he cut a charismatic figure.
The former Man United and Chelsea boss went on to cut the cake which was themed with Roma colours amid a round of applause from players and staff.
While the legendary manager must have loved the surprise gift from his charges, he did have a perfect one on Sunday, January 23, as his side stunned Empoli 4-2 at Stadio Carlo Castellani.
The win was Roma's second successive victory having silenced Cagliari 1-0 in their last league outing.
The two crucial wins catapulted the Giallorossi to sixth on the Serie A standings with 38 points, five off a top-four place.
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