Emotional Jose Mourinho Was Moved To Tears, After AS Roma Clinched The Europa Conference League Final Ticket...

AS Roma Jose Mourinho remains on course to become the first manager to win the inaugural UEFA Europa Conference League final after his Roma side beat Leicester City to reach the final of the UEFA Europa Conference League.

The Former Porto, Chelsea and Real Madrid boss, boss was visibly emotional as he broke down in tears after Tammy Abraham’s goal t the Stadio Olimpico was enough for the Italian club to edge past Leicester in a 2-1 aggregate win. 

Mourinho has played a key role in bringing the best out of the 24-year-old Abraham since his move from Chelsea last summer, and has been rewarded while becoming the first manager in history to reach a European final with four different clubs.

He has already won the UEFA Champions League titles twice, and one Europa League, after his previous exploits with Porto, Inter Milan and Manchester United as Roma are now just one game away from giving him another title to his collection, a full set.

The 59-year-old now has a chance to go one further and end Roma's 14-year trophy drought later this month.

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Speaking after the game, Mourinho said: "Why did I shed a tear? Because I feel what the fans all feel. It’s a giant club without a trophy room for the social importance of this club. I know what it means to these people and my emotion was for them. I’ve been lucky enough to be in more prestigious finals but this made me feel very special.

"We have a sense of family. With age you become less selfish and more of a father or even a grandfather to some of them, I’m very happy for all of them. Rome is a red and yellow city, we’ll see the joy over the coming days. I’ve made a small contribution to that."

"It’s a victory for the family. Not just the one that was on the pitch and on the bench, but in the stadium. That is our greatest achievement, this empathy and sense of family we have created with the fans," added the Portuguese tactician.

Roma's European exploits have ensured that Mourinho's first year in Rome is a success after their struggles in the league. The Italian side are currently in fifth spot and have already missed out on qualification for next year's Champions League campaign.

Should Roma emerge Champions of the UECL, Mourinho will become the first manager to win the Champions League, Europa League and the Conference League which will be his fifth European title.

They Play Feyenoord who saw off Marseille to advance into their first European final in 20 years (2002) when they hosted and won the UEFA Cup in a 3-2 final victory over Borussia Dortmund.

Roma will also be playing in their first European final in 32 years, their last being the UEFA Cup final against Inter Milan in 1991.

The inaugural Conference League final on Wednesday, May 25 will be played in more modest surroundings as Tirana's 22,500-seater Air Albania Stadium (Arena Kombëtare) has been selected as the venue.

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