AS Roma has been a top club with rich history in the Serie A as well as in European competitions. They have clearly done some wonders in the European Football. Like who can forget that comeback against the mighty Messi’s Barcelona side in 2018. No doubt that Manolas goal will go down in the history books. Now with the arrival of ‘The Special One’ aka Jose Mourinho as their new manager, things are getting pretty exciting for the Italian side AS Roma.
Since the last couple of seasons AS Roma has not been up to their usual standards as they have finished out of top 4 for the last two seasons. At this point in time, they needed someone to match the club’s usual standards. And someone who could lead them to another Champions League football Adventure. The experts and the Roma fans think they might have got someone who could not only ensure Champions League football but also an Italian league title after almost 20 long years for AS Roma.
Arrival Of Jose Mourinho:
AS Roma signed the Veteran manager Jose Mourinho on 4th May 2021 after Paulo Fonseca left the club after two years at the club. The Portuguese manager signed a three-year contract worth 6.5 million euros a year. He has taken a huge pay cut as he was earning 10M euros a year at his previous club Tottenham.
With Jose Mourinho arriving at the clubs the AS Roma fans are more than happy and are hoping for a season full of success. AS ROMA fans, the rival fans and the mangers are also in for a season full of entertainment because that’s what Jose Mourinho is all about. One thing is for sure and that is it will be a super competitive Serie A season. Massimiliano Allegri making a comeback to Juventus and Jose Mourinho making a comeback to the Italian League.
JOSE’S Serie A History and Heroics:
The name ‘Jose Mourinho‘ is not new to the Serie A fans as no one could forget his heroics with Inter Milan. Jose signed for the Milan club back in 2008 after the great tactician Roberto Mancini left the club. He had to fill up some big pair of shoes and he did that in no time and won the Italian League title in his first season. He also won the Italian Super Cup against his current club AS ROMA. However, he failed to win the Italian cup and was knocked out from the fist stages in the Champions League. He lost 2-0 on aggregate to one of the toughest Manchester United sides ever.
Then comes the famous 2009-10 Inter Milan’s Treble Winning season. Mourinho went on to win all three major trophies with Inter ensuring himself in the world football Hall of Fame. He defeated the holding Champions, the famous PEP’s Barcelona side in the Champions League semi-final. Despite of losing the first leg which the Portuguese labels as “The Most Beautiful Defeat” of his career. He had an astonishing number of 62%-win ratio over his two seasons at Inter Milan. After two seasons full of success and domination Jose Decided to leave for Real Madrid. People Label his tenure at the Italian club as “He Came, He Conquered, He Left”
Mourinho’s Impact on AS Roma:
Jose Mourinho has started working day and night to make a comeback into the world football. Even after many have already labeled him as ‘Finished‘ and his tactics to be way to old for the modern football. Jose is in for the redemption and this might be another point of joy for the Roma fans.
THE NEW SIGNINGS
Jose Mourinho has always been a manager that is always involved in the transfer market for the club and he usually gets what he wants. Roma has spent a total of 98M euros in this transfer window and has signed a couple of brilliant new players. They have signed Bryan Reynolds (right back) from FC Dallas for 6.75M euros. Roger Ibanez (Centre back) from Atalanta BC for 9M euros. Matias Vina (left back) from Palmieras for 13M euros, Eldor Shomurodov (Centre forward) from Genoa for 17.5M.
Roma has also signed some big names this season including the 2016 Euros winner Rui Patricio from Wolves for just 11.5M euros. Along with the young Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham for 40m euros. Tammy Abraham arriving at the club and Jose wanting him that much people are labeling him as the Next Drogba already. And who knows they both might return to their beloved club CHELSEA.
AS Roma has played a total of 8 pre-season games and has won five, drawn two and lost one them. The Jose Mourinho side was on their unbeaten run of 6 matches in the pre-season until they faced the Spanish side Real Betis. AS Roma received a total of 3 red cards in that game which showed typical Jose Mourinho side. After a strong pre-season the fans are excited to watch this furious and hungry Roma side beating some top Italian teams to achieve that Glory after almost 20 years.
Jose Mourinho has always been a top-notch manager and has won all the silverware a manager could dream of. He is an absolute master at his work and has proved himself in each and every part of the world. Although people might consider his tactics way too old fashioned for the modern football.
However, we still think that he has the ability to win more silverware and will do it again with AS ROMA. Jose’s Classic 4-2-3-1 formation is till hard to figure out by some managers. Moreover, we think he’ll be giving a tough competition to other teams and managers out there in the Italian league. Who knows he might go onto win the league in his first season at the club with Antonio Conte gone and Juventus in that redeveloping phase.
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