Wednesday, October 27

Tag: Roma Manager

Mourinho exposes Napoli’s game plan with Osimhen
Sport

Mourinho exposes Napoli’s game plan with Osimhen

Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has said Napoli initially tried to play a direct game through Victor Osimhen, during their 0-0 draw on Sunday. The two Serie A teams settled for a goalless draw at the Stadio Olimpico. It was the first time Osimhen and his team mates had failed to score in the league this season, after a 100 percent winning record in their previous eight matches. “The game had a lot of transitions in it – they tried to play really directly through Osimhen and then bring others into play around him. “When we dropped a bit deeper then Insigne started to play in central areas, and that was when it became important for [Jordan] Veretout and Bryan Cristante to close that space down. “[On Sunday] I liked the organisation, and the way we controlled – in a certain sens...
Mourinho reveals who is to blame for Roma’s 6-1 defeat to Bodo/Glimt
Sport

Mourinho reveals who is to blame for Roma’s 6-1 defeat to Bodo/Glimt

Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has taken responsibility for his side’s humiliating 6-1 defeat to Bodo/Glimt in the Europa Conference League on Thursday. Mourinho noted there were “limitations”, as he only had 13 players of real quality. The Serie A side came into the game with a 100% record in the competition, but the former Chelsea and Manchester United coach decided to make changes to his starting XI. It was the first time ever that a Mourinho team conceded six goals in one game. “I decided to play with this line-up, so the responsibility is mine. “I did it with good intentions, to give an opportunity to those who work hard and to rotate the squad on a synthetic pitch in cold weather. I decided to rest many players. “We lost against a team that showed more quality on th...
Mourinho reveals who to blame for Roma’s 3-2 defeat to Lazio
Sport

Mourinho reveals who to blame for Roma’s 3-2 defeat to Lazio

Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has blamed match officials for their 3-2 defeat to Lazio on Sunday. Mourinho claimed the officials were “not at the right level”. The Portuguese saw his side fight back from a two-goal deficit twice only to fall 3-2 against Maurizio Sarri’s side in the Rome derby. During the game, referee Marco Guida dished out six yellow cards, but Mourinho feels the match was undone by his grip on the whistle. “Unfortunately, a fantastic game was ruined by the referee and VAR, who were not at the right level for this match. “The second goal could’ve been 1-1, it went to 2-0. The [lack of a] second yellow for Lucas Leiva was important too. I think my team was the best on the field today. “We dominated, we gave Lazio huge problems, they controlled the fina...
Mourinho Suffers first Defeat as Roma manager
Sport

Mourinho Suffers first Defeat as Roma manager

Jose Mourinho suffered his first defeat as Roma manager after they lost 3-2 to Hellas Veron in Serie A on Sunday. A stunning volley from Marco Faraoni proved decisive, as the hosts ended Roma’s 100% start to the season. It was also their first win of the campaign, taking them out of the relegation zone. Mourinho’s men appeared to be on course for another three points after Lorenzo Pellegrini scored with a sublime back-heel flick. However, after the break, goals from Antonin Barak and Gianluca Caprari changed the game around. Ivan Ilic’s own goal levelled things up in the 58th minute, before Verona again took the lead five minutes later through Faraoni. Roma are now fourth on the table with nine points. “We didn’t play very well, we didn’t adapt well to ...
Serie A: I was afraid of losing my 1,000th game – Mourinho admits as Roma go top
Sport

Serie A: I was afraid of losing my 1,000th game – Mourinho admits as Roma go top

Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has admitted he was scared of losing his 1,000th career game as a coach. The 58-year-old saw his side beat Sassuolo 2-1 on Sunday, thanks to Stephan El Shaarawy’s late goal. The win took Mourinho’s career tally to 638 victories. The former Manchester United and Chelsea boss has drawn 205 and lost 157 of his 1,000 games as a manager. “I told everyone lies! I had been saying to the team for days that this 1,000th game was not important to me… but I had an incredible fear of losing! “Luckily we won and I was running like a child today because I was feeling 12 years old, not 58,” he said after the game. Roma are now top of Serie A, having won their first three fixtures.
Alex Ferguson Reacts as Mourinho takes charge of 1,000th game
Sport

Alex Ferguson Reacts as Mourinho takes charge of 1,000th game

Legendary Manchester United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson paid tribute to Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, as he joins an elite group of managers. Mourinho will take charge of his 1000th game when Roma host Sassuolo in Serie A on Sunday night. The 58-year-old has so far won two Champions League titles and domestic titles in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain. Ferguson has now hailed Mourinho as he is inducted into the League Manager Association’s (LMA’s) Hall of Fame 1000 club. He said: “Reaching 1000 matches as a manager will be such a proud day for both Jose and his family and rightly so. “To reach this landmark as a manager is an outstanding accomplishment for Jose, particularly whilst excelling and winning titles in four European leagues and of course winning two C...
Serie A: Mourinho sent off as Roma receive three red cards, lose 5-2
Sport

Serie A: Mourinho sent off as Roma receive three red cards, lose 5-2

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, was sent off after storming onto the pitch during his side’s pre-season friendly 5-2 defeat to Real Betis on Saturday at Benito Villamarin. Goals from Rodri, Nabi Fekir, Alex Moreno, Cristian Tello and Rober ensured the LaLiga side defeated Roma. Eldor Shomurodov and Gianluca Mancini did score for Mourinho’s side. Mourinho was livid after Lorenzo Pellegrini was given his marching orders by Spanish referee Figueroa Vazquez. After the referee sent him off, Mourinho rushed onto the pitch to express his disapproval. That, in turn, saw him sent off as the former Chelsea and Manchester United furiously remonstrated with the officials. Things went from bad to worse for Roma as Gianluca Mancini was then sent off before Rick Karsdorp also...
Mourinho worried about one Man Utd player after Jadon Sancho’s transfer
Sport

Mourinho worried about one Man Utd player after Jadon Sancho’s transfer

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has claimed Jadon Sancho’s arrival at Manchester United could have a negative impact on Mason Greenwood’s progression. Sancho has undergone his medicals with United on Tuesday, ahead of the completion of his £73.1m switch from Borussia Dortmund winger this week. The 21-year-old’s versatility will see him compete for a place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s wide areas with Anthony Martial, Dan James, Rashford and Greenwood. Mourinho believes Greenwood, who missed out on a place in England’s Euro 2020 squad, is capable of making next year’s World Cup squad but is concerned the 19-year-old could be ‘hidden’ due to the competition for places at United. “The situation at Manchester United will be interesting from an England point of view. “Jado...
Euro 2020 final: Mourinho criticizes one England player after 3-2 defeat to Italy
Sport

Euro 2020 final: Mourinho criticizes one England player after 3-2 defeat to Italy

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho has criticised England midfielder, Mason Mount for his underwhelming performance after the Three Lions’ Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy on Sunday night. England lost 3-2 to Italy on penalties following a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes at Wembley Stadium. Leonardo Bonucci had netted an equaliser for Italy in the 67th minute after Luke Shaw had fired England into an early lead. With the score at 1-1, the game went to extra-time, and Mount ended up being replaced by Jack Grealish in the 99th minute during the encounter. Italy eventually won on penalties after Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka all missed their spot-kicks. But Mourinho believes Mount didn’t perform well for England against Italy. Mourinho was quoted as saying b...
Euro 2020 final: ‘Poor Saka, I feel very sorry for him’ – Mourinho
Sport

Euro 2020 final: ‘Poor Saka, I feel very sorry for him’ – Mourinho

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has said that he feels sorry for Bukayo Saka after the Arsenal star missed a penalty in England’s Euro 2020 final defeat against Italy on Sunday night. Mourinho also hit out at England’s senior players for allowing Saka to take a penalty against Italy. Manchester United defender Luke Shaw gave England an early lead in the first half, but Italy was able to force extra time and penalties after Leonardo Bonucci equalised in the second half. Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho were introduced a few minutes to the end of the second half extra-time for the purpose of the penalty shootout. But both players missed their penalties, with Rashford being the first England player to miss his, as he sent Gianluigi Donnarumma the wrong way, but his effo...
England vs Denmark: Mourinho tells Southgate one Player that Must start
Sport

England vs Denmark: Mourinho tells Southgate one Player that Must start

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has told England boss Gareth Southgate to start Jack Grealish in their Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark on Wednesday night. The Aston Villa midfielder is a huge favourite among English fans this summer. This had led to widespread calls for Grealish to be given more playing time by Southgate. The 25-year-old has mostly been named as a substitute at the tournament. Grealish didn’t come off the bench in the 4-0 victory over Ukraine in the quarter-finals and looks likely to start on the bench again against the Danes. “Everybody knows I am very, very Grealish. I like the guy because he never hides, he creates unbalanced situations for defenders, he’s brave. “When a team is so solid like England, especially with Rice and Phillips i...
Italy vs Spain: Mourinho Picks Country to reach Euro 2020 Final
Sport

Italy vs Spain: Mourinho Picks Country to reach Euro 2020 Final

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has picked the favourite country between Italy and Spain that will reach the Euro 2020 final. Mourinho believes Italy is favourite to reach the Euro 2020 final because they have a stronger team than Spain. Italy will on Tuesday tackle Spain in the Euro 2020 semi-final at the Wembley Stadium. Roberto Mancini’s side defeated Belgium in the quarter-final to reach the last-4, while Spain eliminated Switzerland from the European Championship. Speaking to TalkSport, Mourinho said, “They [Italy] lost Spinazzola, which is awful for them and imagined for me!. “I will lose him for six months. Emerson is a good player, but Spinazzola was playing incredibly well. “That back four was playing so well. There is so much talent there. “I spoke...
Denmark Solid Even Without Eriksen – Mourinho sends strong warning to England
Sport

Denmark Solid Even Without Eriksen – Mourinho sends strong warning to England

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has warned England to expect a ‘difficult’ Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark when both teams clash on Wednesday. Mourinho believes the Denmark team is solid despite playing without their number 10, Christian Eriksen. Denmark booked their place in the Euro 2020 semi-final on Saturday after beating Czech Republic 2-1, while England thrashed Ukraine 4-0. “Denmark are solid. They also found a way to play different than the way they started,” Mourinho told talkSPORT. “They started, of course, with Christian Eriksen as a no.10 and with a back four. They are now playing with three at the back, a solid team, good players playing in the best leagues with lots of experience. “They are very positive in spite of what happened to Christian an...
Euro 2020: Mourinho names England player who is not Southgate’s favourite
Sport

Euro 2020: Mourinho names England player who is not Southgate’s favourite

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has said Jack Grealish is not Gareth Southgate’s favourite. Mourinho was reacting to the Three Lions’ 4-0 win over Ukraine in their quarter-final of Euro 2020. Southgate started Raheem Sterling, Jadon Sancho and Mason Mount in attack behind Harry Kane. Despite the clamour among fans for Grealish to get more minutes on the pitch, Mourinho believes the Aston Villa man is not someone Southgate is ready to make a regular starter. “Raheem Sterling and Kane are clear and there are two places in my opinion that are open. Gareth has to make the best decision. “Jadon Sancho played well, Phil Foden started the tournament, the same with Mason Mount. Jack Grealish – it looks like he’s not the favourite player of Gareth but every minute he’s on ...
Euro 2020: Mourinho warns England ahead of ‘Difficult’ Semi-final
Sport

Euro 2020: Mourinho warns England ahead of ‘Difficult’ Semi-final

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has told England to expect a “difficult” Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark. Gareth Southgate’s side are in the last four, after they thrashed Ukraine 4-0 on Saturday night. It is the Three Lions’ first Euros semi-final since 1996. Mourinho was impressed by England’s win and said Southgate’s side “made it look easy”, but has warned that Denmark will represent a tougher challenge. He told talkSPORT: “Denmark are solid. They also found a way to play different than the way they started. “They started of course with Christian Eriksen as a no.10 and with a back four. They are now playing with three at the back, a solid team, good players playing in the best leagues with lots of experience. “They are very positive in spite of what ha...
Euro 2020: Mourinho Predicts Quarter-final Fixtures
Sport

Euro 2020: Mourinho Predicts Quarter-final Fixtures

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has predicted the quarter-final fixtures of the ongoing European Championships. Mourino is backing England to see off Ukraine in their clash. England vs Ukraine is the last quarter-final match, with the Czech Republic facing Denmark first on Saturday evening and Switzerland vs Spain and Belgium vs Italy will be played on Friday. Asked for his predictions, Mourinho told talkSPORT: “Let me give you my view. “England for sure. Czech Republic v Denmark will be a difficult one but I will say Denmark. Belgium v Italy, that’s a big one, a really big one. I will say Italy. “Switzerland v Spain is also a big one but Granit Xhaka is not playing and they need him so Spain will go through.”
Euro 2020: Mourinho names three England players to be benched against Ukraine
News

Euro 2020: Mourinho names three England players to be benched against Ukraine

Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has advised England manager, Gareth Southgate, to rest Harry Maguire, Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips for their Euro 2020 quarter-final against Ukraine on Saturday. The Three Lions trio, along with Phil Foden, have all picked up a booking at the tournament so far. They would be suspended for the semi-final at Wembley, should they receive another yellow card and England qualify for the last four. Mourinho told talkSPORT: “I think for Maguire it would be perfect to rest. It would mean the yellow card would not stop him playing in the semi-final but also not (cause an) accumulation in fatigue for someone who did not prepare well. “Maguire is an important player for the team (but) Mings is playing so so well. Maguire didn’t have a good preparation for t...
Euro 2020: Mourinho predicts team to reach final
Sport

Euro 2020: Mourinho predicts team to reach final

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has said he would be disappointed if England does not reach the final of Euro 2020. The Three Lions beat Germany 2-0 on Tuesday, to qualify for the quarter-finals. Goals in the second half from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane clinched a famous win at Wembley. It was England’s first win over Germany in a tournament knockout match since they won the World Cup in 1966. England will face Ukraine next and, if they progress, a semi-final meeting with Denmark or the Czech Republic awaits. “I watched the game that I was expecting to watch,” Mourinho told talkSPORT. “A big game, the duals were there. Both teams respect each other a lot but England, in my opinion, were very solid, very solid and in the right moment they were there. “They...
Euro 2020: Mourinho Names Portugal Player that has ‘Ghosted’
Sport

Euro 2020: Mourinho Names Portugal Player that has ‘Ghosted’

Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has claimed Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes has ghosted at Euro 2020. According to him, Fernandes has taken up space on the pitch but “not playing”. Mourinho admits the Manchester United man has “incredible potential”, but isn’t showing the same abilities he usually offers at club level. “Portugal at its highest level can beat anyone,” Mourinho said on talkSPORT. “But we need to play with 11 players, in these two matches, Bruno Fernandes was on the pitch but not playing. “I hope he turns up against France because he’s a player with incredible potential.” He added: “Portugal has three fantastic attacking players, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano [Ronaldo] and [Diogo] Jota. “We need that connection, but until now Bruno is not playing.”...
Euro 2020: Mourinho Names player England need against Czech Republic
Sport

Euro 2020: Mourinho Names player England need against Czech Republic

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has named Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish as the player England need to start against Czech Republic when both teams clash in tonight’s Euro 2020 final Group D tie at Wembley Stadium. Mourinho believes England manager, Gareth Southgate, must start Grealish against Czech Republic because the midfielder plays like Portugal legend, Luis Figo. Grealish is yet to start for England at the Euro 2020 so far. England head to the game following a 0-0 draw against Scotland, while Czech Republic played a 1-1 draw with Croatia. “England look like a shy team, so they need Jack Grealish against the Czech Republic tonight,” Mourinho told the UK Sun. “He looks like he has always been on that stage. “The guy is brave. The guy never played a European m...
Mourinho to Lure ex-Real Madrid Captain, Ramos to Roma
Sport

Mourinho to Lure ex-Real Madrid Captain, Ramos to Roma

  Former Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, is being linked with a move to AS Roma this summer. La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Ramos is being eyed by Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, who is looking to make him one of his signings at the club. The report added that Mourinho has made contact with the veteran defender in an attempt to convince him to join Roma ahead of next season. Mourinho is plotting a reunion with Ramos, having managed him at Real Madrid in the past. Ramos left Real Madrid last week after spending 16 years at Santiago Bernabeu. Speaking about Ramos, Mourinho told talkSPORT Breakfast last week that the centre-back is very good in the air and can cope with the Premier League demands. He said, “He [Ramos] is even more physical than Thiago [Silv...
Euro 2020: Mourinho predicts outcome of England vs Scotland clash
Sport

Euro 2020: Mourinho predicts outcome of England vs Scotland clash

Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has said England will defeat Scotland in their Euro 2020 group game on Friday. According to the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss, it would take a “miracle” for Steve Clarke’s team to win. The two rivals clash in a Group D match and if the Three Lions are victorious, they will qualify for the last 16 with a game to spare, following their 1-0 victory over Croatia in the group opener. Scotland, meanwhile, are desperate for maximum points after losing 2-0 to the Czech Republic on Monday. Mourinho wrote for The Sun: “They [Scotland] are super-motivated and they have that Braveheart spirit but in football it’s very, very rare that miracles happen. “When I say miracles, I mean a team overcoming a huge difference in quality. “Can Scotland...
Mourinho reveals what he did when Christian Eriksen collapsed
Sport

Mourinho reveals what he did when Christian Eriksen collapsed

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has revealed he ‘prayed and cried’ after seeing Inter Milan midfielder, Christian Eriksen, collapse during Denmark’s Euro 2020 1-0 defeat against Finland at the weekend. Eriksen collapsed on the pitch before the closing stages of the first half of Denmark’s Euro 2020 game against Finland on Saturday. The 28-year-old playmaker was resuscitated on the pitch, with players and fans watching on in distress before he was taken to hospital. The Danish Football Federation had said on Sunday morning that Eriksen is “stable” and he remains in hospital. Speaking on the development, Mourinho, who was Eriksen’s manager at Tottenham Hotspur for two months, said it is a day to celebrate after the positive news about the player’s condition. “Today ...
Arsenal Reject Third Xhaka Offer
Sport

Arsenal Reject Third Xhaka Offer

  Arsenal have rejected a third bid from Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, trying to lure Granit Xhaka to Italy, according to Roma Press. Xhaka is a top target for Mourinho as the Portuguese looks to rebuild Roma for the 2021/2022 season. The 28-year-year has two years left on his current contract with Arsenal. Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has been left unimpressed with the bids so far for Swiss midfielder. Arteta is expected to see Xhaka leave Emirates after five years, with the club following another mixed season. The Spaniard is looking to replace Xhaka with Wolves’ Ruben Neves.
Cristiano Ronaldo Should Leave Italy, so I can have Peace – Mourinho
Sport

Cristiano Ronaldo Should Leave Italy, so I can have Peace – Mourinho

Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has joked that he wants Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Italy, so he can have peace. Mourinho will be coaching in Serie A next season, following his sack at Tottenham Hotspur in April. He will replace Paulo Fonseca at Roma and is likely to come up against his compatriot Ronaldo in Serie A. Both men have worked together at Real Madrid and Mourinho is very aware of the threat Ronaldo carries. “He should leave Italy now and leave me in peace!” Mourinho joked in an interview with talkSPORT. “Everybody says, and I say the same, he is not 25 any more. He is 36 and he doesn’t score 50 goals, but how many did he score? The record is [still] incredible, the numbers speak by themselves.” Ronaldo turns 37 next season, but scored 29 times in Serie A last s...
I’m very Upset with Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic – Mourinho
Sport

I’m very Upset with Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic – Mourinho

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has said he was very upset with Chelsea midfielder, Mateo Kovacic because he never managed the Croatia international despite their similar career paths. Mourinho said this ahead of Croatia’s Euro 2020 opener against England on Sunday. Since leaving Dinamo Zagreb in 2013, Kovacic has played for three clubs, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Chelsea, all previously managed by Mourinho. But the 27-year-old has never worked with the Portuguese gaffer. “Kovacic, I always feel he’s much better than what people think,” said Mourinho on talkSPORT. “And I am very upset with him because he played in every club I have been to, but never with me! “He played for Real Madrid, but not with me. He played for Chelsea, but not with me. He played for In...
‘I’ve won 25 and a half trophies’ – Mourinho wants recognition for guiding Tottenham to Carabao Cup final
News

‘I’ve won 25 and a half trophies’ – Mourinho wants recognition for guiding Tottenham to Carabao Cup final

The incoming Roma manager guided Spurs to the Wembley showpiece but was sacked days before the match, which they lost to Manchester City Jose Mourinho claims he has won "25 and a half trophies" in his managerial career - the half coming from guiding Tottenham to the Carabao Cup final last season, only to be sacked days before the match. The Portuguese manager, who will take charge of Serie A side Roma next season, has officially won 25 leagues titles and cups across a glittering career with Porto, Chelsea, Inter, Real Madrid and Manchester United. He took Spurs to the League Cup final in 2020-21, but was dismissed six days before the game amid a poor run of form in the Premier League, and they went on to lose the Wembley showpiece 1-0 to Manchester City under interim boss Ryan Mason...
Jose Mourinho Recommends new Player for Roma
Sport

Jose Mourinho Recommends new Player for Roma

  New Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has given the club the name of the player to sign this summer transfer window. Recall that Mourinho agreed to a three-year contract with Roma on Tuesday. The 58-year-old Portuguese will remain at Roma until the 2024 season. Football Italia said Manchester United’s Nemanja Matic is one of the key names that Mourinho has given the Roma board as he starts to draw up transfer plans ahead of next season. Matic has played twice under Mourinho at Chelsea and Manchester United in the past. The Serbian international is trusted by Mourinho and is said to be more suited to Italian Serie A, where his tactical awareness and composure on the ball will be more appreciated. His current contract at Man United expires in 2023. Speaking on a...
Tottenham Hotspur Will pay £10m of Mourinho’s Wages at Roma
Sport

Tottenham Hotspur Will pay £10m of Mourinho’s Wages at Roma

  Jose Mourinho will be paid £15m next season as Roma manager, but Tottenham Hotspur will have to pay £10m of that money, the UK Sun reports. The 58-year-old was sacked at Spurs last month and has quickly landed himself a new job in Serie A. Mourinho has signed a three-year deal with Roma, but the first of those three years will be much more lucrative than the next two. With a year left on his deal in north London when he was dismissed, his contract stated that Tottenham will pay out his deal if he did not get a new job, or make up the shortfall if his new club was paying him less. Roma agreed a deal to pay Mourinho £5m-per-year, meaning Spurs will have to shell out £10m for him to manage another club. The fact Mourinho has taken a new job actually saves Spurs so...

Notice: ob_end_flush(): failed to send buffer of zlib output compression (0) in /home/gqbzggmy/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 5107