Jose Mourinho became the second manager to win five major European titles after Giovanni Trapattoni as AS Roma defeated Feyenoord 1-0 in the UEFA Conference League final Wednesday.
The 59-year-old, who had previously won the Champions League, Europa League and the UEFA Cup, completed a unique European trophy haul as Roma beat Feyenoord 1-0 in Tirana to ensure he could add the inaugural Conference League to his collection.
AS Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo netted the winner for the Serie A side in the first half of the encounter in Albania.
“The great thing about my career is that, aside from the Europa League with Manchester United, doing it with Porto, Inter and Roma is very, very, very special,” Mourinho said.
“It is one thing to win when everyone expects it, when you made the investments to win, but it’s quite another to win when something feels immortal, that feels truly special.
“This remains in the history of Roma, but also mine. I was told only I, Sir Alex [Ferguson] and Giovanni Trapattoni won trophies in three different decades. It makes me feel a little old, but it’s nice for my career.”
This becomes the first European Cup the Italian side have won in their history.