Victorious Roma boss Jose Mourinho films jubilant celebrations from his players after securing their first European trophy in 60 years… as he shows off gift from his daughter’s jewellery line following triumph
- Roma beat Feyenoord in Tirana to seal Europa Conference League glory
- Scenes of jubilation broke out in the Albanian and Italian capitals from their fans
- Jose Mourinho became just the second boss to win five major European titles
- And the Portuguese took everything in as his squad and fans celebrated in style
A delighted Jose Mourinho took in the wild celebrations from overjoyed Roma players after sealing Europa Conference League glory.
The Portuguese became only the second manager to win five major European titles after the Serie A side beat Feyenoord 1-0 in Tirana on Wednesday night.
Scenes of jubilation broke out in the Albanian and Italian capital cities after Nicolo Zaniolo’s goal earned Roma a first major European title in more than 60 years.
Jose Mourinho took in the wild celebrations from overjoyed Roma fans after their Europa Conference League triumph
In a post on his Instagram, Mourinho is shown looking out on fans cheering the team on ahead of the game
And a post on the Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United manager’s Instagram account demonstrated the fanfare around their success.
The first video in the post shows fans that had gathered around the team bus in Tirana, cheering and holding up their phones trying to capture a picture of their heroes on their way to the final.
Mourinho in the meantime is seen bobbing his head along to a song blaring out in the team bus. Then in the second post Mourinho is similarly jigging along while unwrapping a gift from his daughter.
The present from Matilde Mourinho to her father is from her jewellery line, having the date and opponent on a night Jose will never forget inscribed on it.
After the match, Mourinho is seen unwrapping a gift given to him with the date and opponent inscribed on it
The bracelet was given to Mourinho (right) by his daughter Matilde (left) and her jewellery line
The 59-year-old then proceeds to put the bracelet on before giving a delighted thumbs up and shake of the fist to the camera.
But it is the final video which is the most vibrant, with Roma players banging the roof and sides of the bus while blasting out a chant for goalkeeping coach Nuno Santos, who goes over to join in with the players’ celebrations.
But while Mourinho appeared to be the calmest member on the team bus, he was emotional in his post-match interview following success in Albania.
Mourinho, who had previously won the Champions League, Europa League and the UEFA Cup, emulated the record of Giovanni Trapattoni by completing a unique European trophy haul.
‘There are so many things going through my head. So many things at the same time,’ he said, fighting back tears on Sky Sport Italia.
After putting the bracelet on, Mourinho gives a thumbs up and shakes his fist to the camera
‘I’ve been at Roma for 11 months, I realised the moment I arrived what it meant, they were waiting for this. As I told the lads in the locker room in Turin, we did what we needed to do, qualify for the Europa League. We had great work all season.
‘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. But we were counting on it, we could’ve had a few more points in Serie A, but we put so much into this competition.
‘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, because this is history, but we can build a really strong project with honest professionals.
Roma’s players are also videoed banging the bus in a song about goalkeeping coach Nuno Santos
‘We need to sit down and understand what the plan is for next season.’
‘This remains in the history of Roma, but also mine, I was told only I, Sir Alex and Giovanni Trapattoni won trophies in three different decades. It makes me feel a little old, but it’s nice for my career! Now I will go on vacation and sit on the beach to think about all this for a while.’
He added: ‘The great thing about my career is that, aside from the Europa League with Manchester United, doing it with Porto, Inter and Roma is very, very, very special.
‘It’s one thing to win when everyone expects it, when you made the investments to win, but it’s quite another to win when something remains immortal, that feels truly special.
Santos (front) then joins in the celebrations on the team bus following the side’s victory
‘I think of myself, of course, but above all the Roma fans who can celebrate tonight, enjoy themselves and remember this night forever.
‘Of course I feel like a Romanista, but that might be my way of working. I am a Porto fan, an Inter fan, a Chelsea fan, 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.’
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