Master Mourinho Etches Himself Into European History Books

Jose Mourinho’s Roma clinched a spot in the first-ever UEFA Europa Conference League final, thanks to a brilliant header by Englishman Tammy Abraham in the 10th minute of the 2nd leg at the Stadio Olimpico to hand a 2-1 aggregate win. The goal was enough to hand the Giallorossi a final berth, where they will meet Dutch giants Feyernoord Rotterdam in Tirana, Albania.

The Special One shed tears of joy after guiding the capital club to their first European final in 31 years, meanwhile setting a personal record that will be hard to beat. He is now the first manager to reach five major European finals with four different clubs.

Porto was the first club to be graced by the Portuguese, with whom he won the UEFA Cup in 2002/03, before securing one of the most astonishing feats in modern football by winning the UEFA Champions League with Porto the next season.

While he couldn’t achieve a similar feat with Chelsea later, he nonetheless led Inter to a first-ever treble by an Italian team, with the Champions League in 2009/10 proving to be an icing on the cake.

It took seven years for Mourinho to reach the pedestal of Europe once again, but this time in the Europa League with Manchester United in 2016/17, despite possessing arguably one of the most languishing Red Devils outfits in recent memory.

Roma will be his chance to create unprecedented history as his side prepare to take on Feyenoord in the final of the Conference League. Winning the competition would mean he would become the first manager to win all possible European titles in store.