José Mourinho (60) has thrown his hat into the ring.
AS Roma are set to face Sevilla FC in the UEFA Europa League (UEL) final of the 2022/23 season at the Puskás Arena in Budapest, Hungary, on 1 January.
Mourinho has already lifted the European trophy for Roma after winning the UEFA Conference League the previous season. This time, he will be aiming to win the Europa League for the second year in a row. Mourinho is unbeaten in five European finals, so Roma fans have faith in him. However, their opponents are the reigning Europa League champions, Sevilla FC.먹튀검증
“We train hard every day to make history at Roma,” Mourinho told Italian outlet Sky Sport Italia on Tuesday. Only big clubs with a great history can usually reach two European finals in a row, and that’s what Roma have done,” he said.
“I don’t think much about what I have achieved in my career. The past is the past and you can’t change history when it’s already written. So I always look to the future. That’s probably the secret of my philosophy.”
Mourinho added: “I have been in football for a long time, but this final is another new final. At this point, I no longer think about what I can get, I think about the happiness I can give to the Roma fans. It’s a city that thrives on football. Being with Roma is about belonging, it’s about being part of something,” he said.
Mourinho was also asked about his long-term future as a manager. “I’m not ready to close this chapter (retire) for the time being. I have been in football for many years and people think I am older than I am. Maybe they see my grey hair and think I’m old. But I’m not old enough to think about quitting. Many of you will still see me in the coming years,” he added.