Roma boss Jose Mourinho requires no introduction. The Special One is a world-renowned football manager whose success at various clubs including FC Porto, Chelsea, Inter, Real Madrid, and even Manchester United speaks for itself.
Renowned for his tactical sharpness and vivid personality, many were surprised when Mourinho was appointed as Roma’s new manager last year in May 2021 just weeks after he was sacked by Spurs.
He loves the city, the fans, and his team
Since he arrived in Rome, Jose Mourinho has fallen in love with the city and its people. He feels at home in the Italian capital and has been embraced by Roma’s passionate set of supporters.
“Mourinho’s a very natural person, the relationship that he shares with the fans is very genuine,” revealed Roma’s Tiago Pinto in late March.
Given the club’s trophy draught, Mourinho has been outspoken about the unique challenge Roma poses for him. However, he recently admitted his biggest motivation isn’t to win for himself, rather for the fans and players to give something back to them.
He needs more time and new signings
Despite a good season given the circumstances, Jose Mourinho needs more time to develop his team and might be looking to add new signings in the summer transfer window. It is evident that the team mostly needs reinforcements in defence and midfield. Pre-season 2022/23 will be crucial for his team’s development.
The Portuguese coach has done a great job in his first season at Roma, but he knows there is still much work. If he has the time and resources, there is no doubt that he can turn Roma into a much greater side.
Loses in Serie A
With one matchday remaining, Jose Mourinho’s side sits 6th in the table, 23 points off league leaders Milan. The Giallorossi have suffered eleven league defeats, over half of which came against the aforementioned Rossoneri, Inter, and Juventus.
Their poor record against the big teams is one of the main reasons they find themselves outside the Champions League places at this stage of the season. To bridge the gap, they’ll obviously have to improve their results against the big teams next season.
However, despite a not-so-brilliant season in Serie A, Mourinho guided Roma to the Conference League final, which will be played on May 25th against Feyenoord. It’s the club’s first European final appearance since 1991—which certainly helps offset their underwhelming domestic results.
Jose Mourinho has faced many challenges this season with Roma, however, it’s clear that he’s still a top manager and has already left a mark on the club. The great excitement and anticipation shown by fans to see if Mourinho can help capture their first league title since 2001 is just like the thrill felt when playing an exciting slot game at Platincasino in Ireland.
With new signings, his flamboyant personality, decades of experience, and love for the team and fans, he surely has the capabilities to take the team to the next level.