Ex-Inter executive Marco Branca: “Mourinho is enjoying himself at Roma.”

John Solano

Former Inter executive Marco Branca weighed in on José Mourinho’s impact at Roma this season ahead of this weekend’s showdown between the two sides.

Branca worked alongside the Special One for two years from 2008 until their treble winning season in 2010. And although he’s been at the club for less than a year, the former sporting director believes Mourinho’s work is paying off.

“I think Mourinho will enter Sunday’s match more convinced than before because Roma’s concentration has been higher in recent months,” Branca told Sky Sport.

“I also think Jose’s instilled into the team what their qualities and limitations are. I think Roma are in the right spirit for this game.”

“Both Mourinho and the environment needed time to digest the situation. But I can say that Jose’s very happy at Roma. We visited not too long ago and he told me he’s having a great time, he really likes the philosophy of the club.”

Adding, “He’s 100% immersed in this project. Even though he had some strong words to say earlier in the season the benefits he brings ultimately came to fruition, as is often the case with him.”

“The transfer market? There’s always fierce competition between big clubs for players. However, I believe José’s gift for persuasion is something that always helps in this regard.”