For now, everyone is heading in the same direction, and this is an important step in the growth process of this team given what has happened in the past years. The xG against, however, has improved a fair bit under Mourinho.
The coach who has just led Inter to their first league title in 11 years had plenty of run-ins with his former Premier League rival when he was in charge of Chelsea and Mourinho was at Manchester United.
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Borja Mayoral, Gonzalo Villar, Amadou Diawara and the American Bryan Reynolds all, in fact, missed the Serie A match against Napoli the same week and were only grudgingly later reintegrated into the squad.
There have been few complaints of his style this season. Conte is not the only ghost from Mourinho's past with whom he will soon be reacquainted. Mourinho at Roma, on the other hand, is struggling to involve the non-starters.
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The Special One has openly stated that some players in that team were simply unable to play, and they have been sidelined in the following games. This is a team that really has put in a number of good performances this season, but in the biggest moments they not only come up second best, but seem embarrassingly far from the mark.
He made the fans fall in love with him from the first game and with eight goals and three assists he was the absolutely the team's focal point during the first part of the Serie A season.
Anything less than a trophy though would be a step down on last seasons Europa League semi-final appearance.Next
A brace by Erik Botheim and Ola Solbakken as well as goals by Patrick Berg and Amahl Pellegrino led to Mourinho's heaviest defeat since his arrival in Rome.
The odds according to website suggest you still have to fancy them to find a way past Glimt in the second leg at the Olimpico, which Mourinho agrees with, and then who knows.Next
Is Mourinho a changed man? Mourinho was earlier sent off during a match against Napoli due to his frequent protests.
You can catch all of Roma's matches, and the rest of Serie A on Six months later, those images can seem very far away, but they haven't disappeared over the horizon altogether. Mourinho arrived at Roma after being sacked by Tottenham Hotspur in April last year.
In the recent years many coaches were criticized, and each one in a different way ended up being the target of the fans.
Matias Viña arrived to replace Leonardo Spinazzola after his Achilles tendon injury and did the best he could, but the Italian defender was an objective weak spot in this first part of the season for Mourinho. Their two-year tussle in England featured various face-offs on the touchline and barbs traded via news conferences and postmatch interviews.
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