The quote above is worthy of describing how hard it is to be a fan of AS Roma , frequent contact with PHP, hurt because of the team’s achievements in the field.
The latest is enough to see the fact that AS Roma was slaughtered by Manchester United with a score of 2-6 in the first leg of the Europa League semifinals a few weeks ago. There is a saying only an ass that falls in the same hole twice.
Yes, AS Roma is like a donkey. Because at the same stadium, Old Trafford, in 2006, I Giallorossi also lost 1-7 to Manchester United who were still being coached by Sir Alex Ferguson.
The 2-6 defeat to Manchester United in the first leg was painful. The fact that the team was able to get back at it in the second leg which took place at the Olimpico through a score of 3-2, absolutely could not heal the wound.
The reason is that for the umpteenth time, AS Roma fans, including writers, have had contact with PHP. Indeed, Paulo Fonseca’s team have been playing poorly in the Italian League this season. However, the team’s actions in the Europa League were quite brilliant.
On the way to the semifinals, AS Roma was able to beat two of the top teams Shakhtar Donetsk and Ajax Amsterdam. No wonder there is hope, Lorenzo Pellegrini and his friends can get past Manchester United’s attack. But alas, the team played disappointingly again.
Plus the next few days in the Serie A event, AS Roma also lost to the real team in a negative trend, Sampdoria with a score of 0-2. The defeat that makes the chance for city rivals Lazio to enter the closed Champions League zone.
The sacking of Paulo Fonseca and Surprise Named Jose Mourinho
Actually, the issue of Paulo Fonseca’s dismissal at the end of this season by AS Roma’s management has been picked up for a long time. The names of successor candidates began to appear. The most popular is the former Napoli, Juventus and Chelsea, Maurizio Sarri.
It’s just that The Friedkin Group’s desire, the owner of almost 90 percent of the team’s shares to no longer continue working with Paulo Fonseca, is getting bigger after the revamping at Old Trafford. On Tuesday 4 May the club made two important decisions.
First, the dismissal of Paulo Fonseca at the end of the 2020/2021 season. Second, this is what most shocked not only AS Roma fans, but also the world football public, the appointment of Jose Mourinho as a replacement starting in 2021/2021.
“After meeting the owner and Tiago Pinto, I immediately fully understood their ambition for AS Roma. It is the same ambition and drive that has always motivated me and together we want to build on a winning project in the years to come.”
“The extraordinary enthusiasm of the Roma fans convinced me to accept the job and I can’t wait to start next season,” continued the coach nicknamed The Special One.
Wow, to be honest at that time the writer and all AS Roma fans were probably very shocked. Shocked because of the issue that Maurizio Sarri will replace Paulo Fonseca. So in fact, it is the coach who is bigger than Sarri: Jose Mourinho.
The question then arises, what does the man who was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur just a few weeks want to join a team that on paper is no better like AS Roma?
The euphoria of Jose Mourinho’s arrival
And Friedkin as President of AS Roma seems well aware that to make a team that is so weak in the aspect of mentality and lacks titles to rise from its sleep, I Giallorossi need a five-star level coach. A coach who knows very well how to lead the team to become champions.
The fact is that Jose Mourinho is the first coach since the last scudetto of AS Roma in the 2000/2001 season under Fabio Capello, who has come with the title of an excellent tactician and has many titles. After Capello, practically AS Roma was repeatedly trained by mediocre coaches whose quality was not to bring the team to triumph in Serie A.
From Luciano Spalletti, Rudi Garcia, Eusebio Di Francesco, to Paulo Fonseca. Luciano Spalletti has the most notable feat. He led the Coppa Italia championship team for the 2006/2007 and 2007/2008 seasons. But in Serie A, the bald-headed coach failed miserably. Only the runners-up specialists at Inter Milan’s moments were so defenseless.
Don’t forget too, the 1-7 defeat to Manchester United in the Champions League was also present at the moment Luciano Spalletti coached the team. In conclusion, AS Roma does need a coach with a big name like Jose Mourinho.
Now even though the coach whose name is known for his achievements in bringing Porto to the Champions League champion has not officially won the team, the effect of his presence can be felt.
Quoting Tribal Football , Wednesday (5/5/2021), AS Roma shares, which are owned by American businessman Dan Friedkin, began to rise after 3:00 p.m. Italian time and are now at a price of 0.3195.
More interestingly, many fans who liked the figure of Jose Mourinho began to change skin to become AS Roma fans. This is evidenced by one of I Giallorossi’s fan base accounts on Instagram, forzaromaindonesia. They wrote that the number of followers has increased dramatically to hundreds since Jose Mourinho was announced to be coach of AS Roma. Wow!