Roma score 10 goals in Jose Mourinho’s opener at the head
JosÃ© Mourinho won a flattering 10-0 victory in his first game at the helm of new club Roma on Thursday.
Roma welcomed Serie D’s Montecatini to the club’s training ground for a pre-season friendly where Mourinho’s side got off to a perfect start.
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Borja Mayoral had a hat trick and strikes from Carles Perez, Gianluca Mancini, Riccardo Calafiori, Nicolo Zaniolo, Nicola Zalewski, Amadou Diawara and a goal against his side from Santi completed the rout.
After the match, Montecatini posted on Facebook: “We are leaving Rome and Trigoria at the end of a wonderful and unforgettable day for which we thank AS Roma for the hospitality.”
The first training match of the preseason has just ended: a 10-0 victory over guest Montecatini.
– AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) July 15, 2021
Mourinho is back in Italian football for the second time in his career after leading Inter Milan to a historic treble in Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League in 2010.
The Portuguese is the first leadership appointment under the new owner of the Friedkin family of the United States.
Mourinho is looking to relaunch his career at Rome after being sacked by Premier League clubs Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in 2018 and 2019 respectively.
In his first press conference as Roma manager, Mourinho dismissed claims that his stints at United and Spurs had been a “disaster”.
Mourinho will be looking for another impressive result when Roma face Serie B side Ternana on Sunday.