Roma an ideal host for the Mourinho Show - not a compliment
For the fourth time in his career, Jose Mourinho is taking over a football club that last won a trophy in 2008.
If Inter in 2008 and Real Madrid two years later were evidence of an unstoppable upward career trajectory, Spurs in 2019 and Roma in 2021 are… well, it’s not quite what he would have envisaged a decade down the line from Madrid, is it?
The initial response to Tuesday’s Roma announcement was one of shock – it was only a few days ago he was chatting about once again spending some time away from the game and next season being “premature” for the next great Mourinho comeback.
About five minutes later came the realisation that it was in fact such an obvious move you kicked yourself squarely in the face for not spotting it coming a mile off.
Roma are the very definition of a New Mourinho club. A shade short of elite, but with aspirations and just enough echoes of far-off glory for it not to be too debasing a move for the great man’s ego. A …
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