Jose talks about his time at Chelsea and Spurs…..

Jose Mourinho, who guided Roma to a 2-1 aggregate triumph over Leicester to reach the Conference League final, speaks exclusively to Sky Sports’ Gary Cotterill about a variety of subjects

Roma will face Feyenoord in the Europa Conference League showpiece on May 25 after knocking out Leicester in the semi-final. Roma have not won a European competition for 50 years, since beating Blackpool in the 1972 Anglo-Italian Cup but Mourinho will now look to complete the set after his past Champions League and Europa League victories.

Whilst out in Italy covering the Europa League action, Sky Sports’ Gary Cotterill spent some time with Mourinho and discussed a range a subjects…

“It’s a difficult moment and you can even feel it at the football level because they have lost that level of excellence and stability. But this is at the moment, you know.

“If you ask me do I have someone I would like to take over my Chelsea? Then yes I have, but I close my mouth.

“I just know the club has reached such a level that it doesn’t matter who it’s with, Chelsea will always be Chelsea. Chelsea will always be.

“And my house will always be 200 metres from the stadium and I want to keep listening to the sound of happiness and success and I’m pretty sure it’s going to be like that.”

“I am in the maturity of my career and also my life where I don’t have bad feelings. I just try to accept the things the way they are.

“Yes. Yes it hurt.

“I react in a funny way when I speak with some English journalists at press conferences. I always say the joke about qualifying for the [Conference League] Final, I hope not to be sacked this time, because it’s something that doesn’t happen to too many coaches.

“This time I cannot say I’m the privileged one, because it happened to me.

“I don’t have regrets. I don’t have bad feelings. There are lots of nice people in Tottenham and I wish them the best. Even to Mr Levy.

“But for a guy with my career and my history I think it was a strange thing to happen.

“But in the end it opened the door for me to be in Rome and I’m very happy to be in Rome.

“Of course I would love to be in a position of fighting to win titles or to be in the Champions League where I played 160 or 170 games there.

“But I am loved here. I love the people here. I feel very much a part of the empathy created between the fans and the club and myself and the players. I’m very happy here.”

Jose on ‘amazing’ Tammy Abraham…

Roma manager Jose Mourinho believes striker Tammy Abraham has proven to many English players that their is life outside the Premier League after his great performances in the Serie A

“Against Leicester he was absolutely amazing and at this moment I joke and say ‘I refuse to praise him’ because he can always do better.

“He knows how happy I am. He knows how much I love the kid and the player and I’m proud of what we are doing and I’m so happy for Tammy. Read More….

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