Roma supervisor Jose Mourinho has by no means misplaced a European remaining whereas Sevilla are six from six in Europa League finals. One thing has to offer in Budapest on Wednesday. Portugal’s Mourinho has 5 main continental titles to his identify — two Champions League wins, two Europa League trophies and final yr’s triumph within the inaugural Europa Convention League with the Italian facet. The 60-year-old introduced himself on the large stage in 2003 when he led Porto to the UEFA Cup, the Europa League’s precursor, and the next yr he received the Champions League.
Inter Milan turned champions of Europe on his look ahead to the primary time in 45 years in 2010 and he celebrated his fourth continental trophy throughout his spell at Manchester United in 2017, successful the Europa League.
Twenty years on he’s defying the naysayers who stated his profession was on the wane after a disappointing spell at Tottenham.
If Roma raise the trophy in Hungary, Mourinho will pull away from Giovanni Trapattoni, who additionally received 5 main European trophies in his teaching profession.
The much-travelled Mourinho is in little doubt he’s bettering with age and expertise.
“Higher coach, higher particular person, identical DNA,” stated the Portuguese. “The DNA is motivation, is happiness. Want for these large moments, and these are the emotions that I attempt to cross to the boys.
“I believe you will be higher and higher together with your experiences. I believe your mind turns into sharper and the buildup of data is healthier with the years.
“I believe you cease whenever you lose motivation. My motivation grows up each day. I believe I’m higher now.”
Roma, who edged previous Bayer Leverkusen within the semi-finals, completed sixth in Serie A however victory towards their Spanish opponents