ROME (AP) — José Mourinho left Italy more than a decade ago as a Champions League winner, Serie A champion and Italian Cup victor after guiding Inter Milan to a memorable “tripletta” — treble.
Flash forward a dozen years and the outspoken coach's return this season at Roma has been characterized by a series of frustrating losses — the latest a 4-3 home defeat to Juventus in the Italian league on Sunday.
MILAN (AP) — Tammy Abraham scored twice as Roma claimed its first win against one of the top Serie A teams by 4-1 at Atalanta on Saturday.
Abraham scored his first less than a minute into the match and Nicolò Zaniolo doubled Roma’s lead.
LONDON (AP) — Antonio Conte's first game in charge of Tottenham had five first-half goals, three red cards and a glimpse of the challenge he faces at the London club.
Tottenham held on for a 3-2 home win over Vitesse Arnhem in the Europa Conference League on Thursday after nearly giving up a three-goal lead in Conte's debut.
MILAN (AP) — José Mourinho had his first defeat as Roma coach when his side surprisingly lost 3-2 at Hellas Verona in Serie A on Sunday, while Juventus continues to look for its first win after a 1-1 draw against AC Milan.
A scooter-riding, problem-fixing, smiling and joking José Mourinho. Some things have changed and some things remain very much the same.
At his first news conference as Roma coach on Thursday, Mourinho's steely determination and prickly nature resurfaced when questioned about his apparent slide away from the coaching elite.