Jose Mourinho unveils new tattoo with touches of Manchester United, Roma and Inter Milan, after winning the Europa Conference League with Roma.
After leading Roma to the first-ever Europa Conference League title last season, the renowned Portuguese manager became the first manager to win all three UEFA championships.
Jose Mourinho has shown the design of the tattoo he will get to honor Roma’s historic victory in the European Cup last season.
The Special One has now won all three continental cup competitions when the Giallorossi defeated Feyenoord 1-0 in the first Europa Conference League final. When Mourinho won the UEFA Cup and Champions League with Porto in back-to-back seasons, he became known as an expert in Europe.
After that, he transferred to Chelsea, where he continued to rule English football but was unable to bring home a European Cup for Stamford Bridge. But after transferring to Inter Milan, he immediately led them to the 2010 European Championship, defeating Bayern Munich.
His stint with Real Madrid came to an end without him adding any victories in UEFA tournaments, but in 2016–17, he won the Europa League with Manchester United. Mourinho completed the collection and returned to the winners’ circle in just his first season with Roma, becoming him the first manager to accomplish the feat.
The 59-year-old has since informed his social media followers that he has decided to honor his most recent success by posting a photograph of all three trophies beside the badges of the clubs he won them with.
“This is my tattoo,” Mourinho posted on Instagram alongside an image of the design. “The joy of the Roman people led me to do it.
“I then considered doing something unique to honor all the clubs where I had won European tournaments. At the same time, I desired a special tattoo that only I could have at this time.
“Alberto showed me some proposals, I just changed a few details. Here is my tattoo.”
Mourinho was visibly emotional after his current club won the final in Tirana, admitting that it was special to win another trophy with what he claimed was a team not expected to compete for honours.
“The great thing about my career is that, aside from the Europa League with Manchester United, doing it with Porto, Inter and Roma is very, very, very special,” Mourinho said.
“It is one thing to win when everyone expects it, when you made the investments to win, but it’s quite another to win when something feels immortal, that feels truly special.
“This remains in the history of Roma, but also mine. I was told only I, Sir Alex (Ferguson) and Giovanni Trapattoni won trophies in three different decades. It makes me feel a little old, but it’s nice for my career.”
The Portuguese said that the victory would guarantee his presence in the dugout next season, although frustrations have reared their head again. Roma have so far managed three signings and he was forced to admit that the inactivity was leaving him a little flustered.
“You can see from the face that I am worried?” he told Corriere dello Sport when asked about Roma’s business dealings. “I’m a bit frustrated with the market. But don’t worry, don’t worry.”