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Roma Players Interrupt Jose Mourinho's Press Conference After Europa Conference League Win

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Roma Players Interrupt Jose Mourinho's Press Conference After Europa Conference League Win

Jose Mourinho had his post match press conference interrupted, after Roma's Europa Conference League win, as the players continued their celebrations with the manager.

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On Wednesday night, Mourinho made history by becoming the first manager in history to win a European trophy with four different clubs.

Nicolo Zaniolo's goal in the first half against Feyenoord was enough for the Giallorossi to win their first major European competition, and first trophy since the 2008 Coppa Italia.

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In typical Mourinho style he held up his hand after full time to indicate that he'd won five European trophies, only the second to do so after Giovanni Trapattoni.

Having been in tears in the semi final, the manager was again emotional at full time in the final, and was hoisted into the air by his players in celebration.

However they didn't want the party to stop there and they burst into the room during his post match press conference, spraying their manager with champagne, jumping up and down singing "Championes," before the 59-year-old joins in and leaves the press conference via partying, brilliant stuff.

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Before being so rudely interrupted, the former Tottenham Hotspur manager reflected on the fact that most of his success in Europe had come when it wasn't expected.

"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," the Portuguese manager said.

"It is one thing to win when everyone expects it, when you made the investments to win, but it's quite another to win when something feels immortal, that feels truly special.

"This remains in the history of Roma, but also mine. I was told only I, Sir Alex (Ferguson) and Giovanni Trapattoni won trophies in three different decades. It makes me feel a little old, but it's nice for my career.

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It is the 21st major trophy of his managerial career and continues his incredible record of winning silverware in pretty much all of his jobs.

Of his last eight reigns in charge of clubs, he has won something in each one, dating back to his time at Porto, other than whilst at Spurs.

He lasted just 18 months in north London and was denied the chance to win the Carabao Cup, when he was sacked six days before the final.

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Some had claimed that he was finished in the wake of his last spell in England but the win over Feyenoord may have just made that analysis seem foolish.

Mourinho gets his hands on his fifth piece of European silverware. Image: PA Images
Mourinho gets his hands on his fifth piece of European silverware. Image: PA Images

There had been talk that his future was away from the Stadio Olimpico but Mourinho confirmed he'd be staying, saying, "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. We need to sit down and understand what the plan is for next season."

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Roma finished sixth in Serie A in their league campaign, so had already qualified for next season's Europa League, even before last night's success.

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport

Topics: Europa Conference League, Jose Mourinho, AS Roma, Roma, Serie A, Feyenoord

Ryan Sidle
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