Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Football Reporting
Football Reporting

Chelsea

Jose Mourinho’s extraordinary Roma start shows former Chelsea and Man Utd boss is back


Former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has put his Premier League woes behind him after making a perfect start to life in Serie A as AS Roma boss

Video Loading

Video Unavailable

Jose Mourinho asks for time as he is unveiled as Roma manager

Jose Mourinho has put his Premier League woes behind him by making his best-ever start as a manager – with six wins from six games as AS Roma boss.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Mourinho made his name with spells at Chelsea and Manchester United in England, along with spells at Real Madrid and Inter Milan.

He was appointed Roma boss in the summer after he was sacked by Tottenham back in April.

The Portuguese boss was in charge for just under 18 months at Spurs – and was dismissed just days before their Carabao Cup final clash with Manchester City.

His disappointing spell in north London had many questioning whether his career was in decline after his string of high-profile dismissals in recent years.

Jose Mourinho has made a dream start to life in charge of AS Roma

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

But Mourinho has begun to rebuild his reputation in Italy after making a perfect start to life in Serie A.

Roma made it six wins in a row in all competitions since the 58-year-old took charge after thrashing CSKA Sofia 5-1 in the Europa Conference League on Thursday night.

The Giallorossi are currently second in Serie A, sitting just a point behind Inter Milan – although Mourinho’s side have a game in hand on the reigning champions.

Their sizzling start has banished memories of last year, where the Rome outfit recorded a disappointing seventh-place finish.

How long will Jose Mourinho’s dream start in Italy last? Comment below.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

But Mourinho’s arrival has revitalised the club.

The Italian’s made a mess of their attempts to play out from the back last year, with their new boss encouraging a new direct approach to avoid giving away any cheap goals.

It’s an approach that seems to be paying dividends too.

Roma have blitzed a staggering 19 goals in their six games so far – making a mockery of Mourinho’s reputation for favouring a pragmatic approach.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Tammy Abraham has impressed since his £34m move from Chelsea this summer

Their early season form has been supplemented by the eye-catching signing of Tammy Abraham.

The Italian side shelled out £34m to lure the striker to Rome from Chelsea.

And the 23-year-old has netted twice already since his move to the Stadium Olimpico.

Abraham struggled to hold down a first team spot at Stamford Bridge under Thomas Tuchel – despite finishing as the club’s top scorer last season with 12 goals in all competitions.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Mourinho has been all smiles in Italy – a far cry from his demeanour during his final days in charge of Tottenham
(

Image:

REUTERS)

The striker saw just 17 minutes of action during the final three months of last season after the German boss replaced Frank Lampard.

Since moving to Rome, Mourinho has backed the striker to add to his tally of six international caps for England.

“I am trying to create a monster of a forward for Gareth Southgate,” said the Roma boss.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“Unless he doesn’t have proper eyes and still not call him up with the England national team, then I would suggest for Tammy to switch countries.”

Read More
Read More





Source link

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Barcelona

Barcelona are in talks over the transfer of Wolves winger Adama Traore, according to reports. The 26-year-old, who has a cap for the Spanish...

International

Ex-Cardiff City captain Mark Hudson has confirmed club legend Kevin McNaughton has been found “safe and well” after posting concerning tweets on Thursday morning...

Bundesliga

7:05 AM ET Real Madrid are tracking Monaco’s Aurelien Tchouameni and Ajax’s Ryan Gravenberch, sources have told ESPN, with the France international the leading...

Barcelona

Erling Haaland wants to “move on” from the latest speculation surrounding his future, after accusing his current club, Borussia Dortmund, of putting pressure on...