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Jose Mourinho immortalized in Rome after conference league win

Jose Mourinho has been immortalised with a mural depicting him as a Roman emperor following Roma’s Europa Conference League glory.

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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.

Roma fans paid tribute to Jose Mourinho once again as their Europa Conference League triumph ended the club’s 14-year trophy drought.

Fans showed their appreciation for manager Mourinho by creating a mural which displays the Portuguese as an emperor holding the trophy in the air. 

It’s not the first time Roma fans have paid used their artistic skills to pay tribute to Mourinho.

Fans of the club painted an image of ‘The Special One’ riding a Vespa scooter on a building in Rome shortly after he took over as manager of the Giallorossi last summer.

But a few weeks later and after arch-rivals Lazio had appointed Maurizio Sarri as manager, fans of the Biancocelesti vandalised the artwork and put an image of Sarri smoking into Mourinho’s face over the mural.

Mourinho, who joined Roma last July, was celebrating the fifth European trophy of his legendary managerial career.

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At Porto, he won a UEFA Cup and Champions League. He also won Europe’s premier competition at Inter Milan in 2010 and then the Europa League during this time at Manchester United.

He has won every major European final he has contested. 

The trophy ensures that he has won at least one trophy at every club, apart from Tottenham, since his time at Porto.

Following Wednesday night’s success, Mourinho quashed all rumours of an impending exit.

“Now I am staying, there are no doubts. Even if some rumours emerge, I only want to remain at Roma,” he said.

“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.”

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