Mourinho does the UNTHINKABLE after brutal Europa League defeat – fans in SHOCK
Jose Mourinho, the renowned Portuguese manager of Roma, has cast a shadow of doubt over his future with the club. This comes in the wake of Roma’s defeat to Sevilla in the Europa League final, a match that ended in a penalty shootout after a 120-minute deadlock.
The match was a rollercoaster of emotions, with Paulo Dybala scoring an early goal for Roma, only to be offset by an own goal from Gianluca Mancini in the second half. The match eventually moved to penalties, where Sevilla demonstrated superior composure, securing their victory and a spot in the next season’s Champions League.
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Mourinho’s frustration was palpable as he tossed his Europa League runners-up medal into the stands, a gesture that spoke volumes about his disappointment. In the post-match press conference, Mourinho’s future with Roma became even more uncertain. “I can’t say I will be here next season,” he stated, “I will go on holiday on Monday, then we will speak. I told the owners I will tell them if I start talks with another club. As of now no other club called me. It is time for me to talk to the owners. It is time for the owners to talk to me.“
Mourinho also expressed his dissatisfaction with the refereeing, particularly with referee Anthony Taylor. He criticized the numerous bookings and the denial of a penalty for Roma despite a potential handball from Fernando. “This is a European final and with this kind of refereeing it is hard to accept,” Mourinho vented.
Despite the loss, Mourinho expressed pride in his team, “I won five finals but I have never been more proud than I am today. Happier, yes, but not more proud.“