Portuguese coaches hail Jose Mourinho’s role

Paulo Fonseca, Rui Vitoria, Manuel Kagoda and Domingos Paciencia highlighted, this Thursday, the role of Jose Mourinho in evaluating Portuguese coaches, and congratulating the Roma coach on winning the European League title.

“It is a pride for all Portuguese coaches to have Jose Mourinho as a reference. There is no doubt that he is a coach who will go down in history. He has won five European competitions and if he has already opened many doors, he will open even more for Portuguese coaches in other countries. I was pleased. Very in the way he celebrated, with his hand wide open, a sign of the five titles, because it is a sign that he continues to win,” affirmed Domingos Paciencia.

Former coach of União de Leiria, Academica, Braga, Sporting, Vitoria de Setúbal and Belenenses, 53, says he felt Mourinho was an “ambassador”, in his stints at Deportivo, Kayserspor and APOEL.

The Roma team, coached by Mourinho, won the first edition of the European League on Wednesday, defeating Feyenoord 1-0 in the final in Tirana, with a goal from Nicolo Zaniolo, in the 32nd minute.

Mourinho won his fifth European Cup, after two European Champions Leagues (2003/2004, with FC Porto, and 2009/10 with Inter Milan), one European Cup (2002/03, also with the Dragon) and one European Cup (2016/ 17 for Manchester United).

The return of the Romans to the titles, after winning the Italian Cup in 2007/2008, by winning their second European title after the Copa del Rey in 1960/61, had special meaning for Paulo Fonseca who preceded Mourinho in the tournament. Italians.

“very [feliz]I obviously have a very strong relationship with Rome, the fans and the people who work there. Yesterday’s victory [quarta-feira] It was a cause for great satisfaction with the victory and the title that eluded him for a long time. The coach admitted that it will motivate more fans and this wonderful club that is Roma.”

Paulo Fonseca, 49, who also played for Desportivo das Aves, Pacos de Ferreira, Porto, Braga and Shakhtar Donetsk, thanked Mourinho for his contribution to the national coaches.

“Jose Mourinho has been the greatest representative of our class across the border, and as a winner, he helps our class a lot,” concluded Paulo Fonseca, on the sidelines of the 2Build conference in Cascais.

Rui Vitoria, who left Spartak Moscow in December, after leading victory, Benfica, Vitoria de Guimaraes, Pacos de Ferreira and Fatima, blamed the current Roma coach for the offer created for the Portuguese coaches.

“It’s a very important victory. Jose Mourinho has always been a great supporter of the Portuguese coaches’ career at international level. In fact, they have won five finals, and that’s worth mentioning. I’m happy for him, for Thiago. [Pinto, diretor desportivo], who I worked with, and for the Portuguese players out there. yesterday [na quarta-feira]I obviously supported Roma and was very happy,” confirmed Rui Vittoria.

At the age of 70, veteran Manuel Kagoda confirmed that he had already expected Mourinho’s success in Wednesday’s match. “I saw it in advance, it’s not that I see it before others, but I actually posted two days before I wished Jose Mourinho a victory. For a simple reason, he always called me Uncle Manuel and I called him my nephew,” Algarve recalled.

Calling the successes to hide the negative aspects of football, Kagoda highlighted this feat: “This is a very important factor, the first coach to win three different competitions, the fifth victory in the final and the most famous in Portuguese football. A coach or a Portuguese who is not proud of a victory by Jose Mourinho does not He deserves to be involved with the football family.”

Having had his last experience off the bench, in 2019/20, after two incomplete seasons at Académico de Viseu, Kagoda ruled out the end of his career, but distanced himself from Portuguese football.

“I owe everything to Portuguese football, without which I would not have made the journey I did. I see that I can hardly train in Portugal, because I understand that there are things that do not fit with my way of life. My career is not like that. It is over, because there are still a brush or two to finish. Photo. However, I must admit that I am 70 years old. I wish all the best to Portuguese football, I am forever grateful, but I do not feel like going back to football where the confusion of four huge lines and no one honors, “he said.

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