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A mural fit for a king! Jose Mourinho is immortalised in Rome after he led Roma to Europa Conference League glory, with a mock-up of him dressed as an emperor and holding the trophy unveiled after wild celebrations
- Roma beat Feyenoord 1-0 to win the Europa Conference League on Wednesday
- Roma fans have shown their appreciation to Jose Mourinho by creating a mural
- It was the Serie A side’s first trophy in 14 years and Mourinho’s fifth in Europe
Jose Mourinho has been immortalised with an emperor mural in Rome following Roma’s Europa Conference League glory.
The Serie A side won their first trophy in 14 years on Wednesday after beating Feyenoord 1-0 thanks to Nicolo Zaniolo’s 32nd minute strike.
Fans showed their appreciation for Mourinho by creating a mural which displays the Portuguese as an emperor holding the trophy in the air.
Jose Mourinho has been immorarlised with an emperor mural after Roma’s European glory
Mourinho has led Roma to their first trophy in 14 years with Europa Conference League victory
Wild celebrations followed on Thursday as Roma paraded the trophy around the city in front of of thousands of supporters.
Giallorossi fans started a chant of ‘Whoever doesn’t jump supports Lazio’ and Mourinho was seen singing along.
Mourinho, who joined Roma last July, was celebrating the fifth European trophy of his legendary managerial career.
At Porto, he won a UEFA Cup and Champions League. He also won Europe’s premier competition at Inter in 2010 and then the Europa League during this time at Manchester United.
The trophy ensures that he has won at least one trophy at every club, apart from Tottenham, since his time at Porto.
There was incredible scenes in Rome to mark the club’s Europa Conference League victory
Mourinho broke down in tears after securing the continental title, and was mobbed by his joyous stars, who sprayed him with water, danced around and sung ‘campiones, campiones, olé, olé, olé’.
After the game, Mourinho told Sky Sports Italia: ‘There are so many things going through my head. So many things at the same time. I’ve been at Roma for 11 months, I realised the moment I arrived what it mean, they were waiting for this. As I told the lads in the locker room in Turin, we did what we needed to do.
‘This was not work tonight, this was history. We had to write history. We wrote it. The Conference League is a competition that we had the sensation from the start we could win, but it got a stronger competition when the Europa League teams came in, Leicester City, Olympique Marseille and Feyenoord. We put so much into this.
‘Now I am staying, there are no doubts. Even if some rumours emerge, I only want to remain at Roma.
‘We must understand what our owners, who are fantastic people, want to do next season, we can build a really strong project with honest professionals.
‘Of course I feel like a Romanista… I am fan of Porto, Inter, Chelsea, I am crazy about Real Madrid, I am now a Roma fan, I belong to all those clubs because we had these moments together. Tonight, with all due respect for all the clubs I worked for before, I am 100 per cent Romanista, because these fans are truly incredible.’