Roma legend Giuseppe Giannini praises Pellegrini, backs Mourinho

Andy Mattioli

Roma legend Giuseppe Giannini expressed his admiration for Lorenzo Pellegrini and Jose Mourinho at the recent Gran Galà del Calcio.

At the event, Giannini discussed Pellegrini’s goal in the win over Udinese and Mourinho’s importance to the club’s long-term success.

“Against Udinese, Pellegrini played a great game and showed he has the personality and toughness to wear the captain’s armband,” Giannini said in an interview with TV Play.

“I am one of those who thinks that Mourinho brought charisma and a winning atmosphere to an environment that had lost two leaders like Totti and De Rossi. Having someone like him is an advantage.”

“I’m pro Mourinho. I imagine that Mourinho himself has noticed that Rome and environment around the club is unconventional. They immediately elected him leader and he knows it.”

“He also manages to direct people with simple gestures. He managed to stop the Curva Sud and defend [Dejan] Stankovic”

“If it were up to me, I would renew his contract immediately,” Giannini added.

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