Jose Mourinho said he wants to deliver titles to Roma as the Portuguese boss embraces the “eternal passion” in the Italian capital.
Mourinho is back in Serie A with Roma in 2021-22 following his Tottenham sacking in April.
Roma are fourth in the league standings, six points behind flawless leaders Napoli through seven rounds during the international break.
The Giallorossi have not won Serie A since 2001, while not since 2008 have they claimed silverware, something head coach Mourinho is looking to change.
“I would give Roma titles, because a club lives with titles and they fuel the passion of the fans,” former Chelsea, Inter, Real Madrid and Manchester United boss Mourinho told Esquire magazine.
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“I immediately realised the love for Roma here goes beyond trophies, it is an eternal passion, it’s in the blood and it’s familial.
“However, victory is what’s missing and we are building a project to get there. If it arrives with me in charge, perfect, otherwise it’ll be wonderful to know I contributed to the construction of this future, which is the dream for everyone.
“I was not surprised by the passion, because I lived and worked in Italy for two years, I played against Roma many times, so the atmosphere is undeniable.”
Asked how he has improved since leading Inter to the treble in 2009-10, Mourinho added: “In every way. If a coach does not improve, it’s because he has lost the passion or the mentality to keep learning every day. Age or physical fitness are irrelevant in this profession, you can only improve with experience.
“I will have time to look at my trophies when I retire, but now I only want to think about the next game. I feel more like a coach now than I did 10 or even 20 years ago.”
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