Mourinho hits 1000 games
Jose Mourinho, who has managed a host of top clubs, finally hit 1000 games in charge whilst managing Roma, who he joined in May 2021. He has seen silverware at every club he has managed bar his most recent, Tottenham Hotspur, where he was fired six days before a cup final.
Jose Mourinho takes charge of his 1,000th game as a manager!
Wins – 639
Draws – 198
Losses – 162
Trophies – 33
One of the all time greats 👏 pic.twitter.com/emQjcMNtfK
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) September 12, 2021
Despite his attitude in the media, which has drawn adoration and defamation in equal measure, he will go down as one of the greatest managers of all time, and there is still plenty of time for him to continue writing chapters in his managerial career, something that he achieved last night.
Mourinho leads mad celebrations as El Shaarawy nets 90th-minute stunner
It was shaping up to be something of a damp squib of an encounter to mark the 1000th game for Mourinho, with his side being outplayed by Sassuolo yet finding themselves holding on to a 1-1 draw in Rome.
However, in the first minute of injury time, a long ball found its way to Stephan El Shaarawy on the left-hand side of the box, who proceeded to curl the ball into the far corner off the post, handing Roma the victory in the process.
El Shaarawy in the 90th minute!! 🤩
Lovely curling effort to win the game for Roma! 💫
José enjoying his 1000th match in charge 😉 pic.twitter.com/wp7WzOhIBE
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 12, 2021
This goal sent the crowd, and Mourinho, into raptures, with the former Chelsea boss sprinting down the touchline to join his players in wild celebration on the athletic track.
Mourinho revealed after the game that the fixture had meant far more to him than he had let on, saying:
“I told everyone lies! I had been saying to the team for days that this 1000th 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”.
José Mourinho: “I told everyone lies! I had been saying to the team for days that this 1000th 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”. 🔴🇵🇹 #Mourinho pic.twitter.com/B0n6UXLGaV
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 12, 2021
This article was edited by Josh Barker.