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Jose Mourinho reacts after leading Roma to second straight European final

Jose Mourinho at Roma
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In his two seasons in charge of AS Roma, the ‘Special One’ has taken the club to the Europa Conference League and Europa League finals.

AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho is on a roll after guiding the team to a second straight European final with a 1-0 aggregate win over Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League semi-finals following the conclusion of Thursday’s 0-0 second leg draw.

The 60-year-old Portuguese, however, is not fixated on his legacy as he chases back-to-back European titles in the Eternal City.

“My concern isn’t marking my place in the Roma history books,” Mourinho told Sky Sport.

“It’s helping these kids [players] to grow, to achieve important things. It’s also helping the Roma fans, who have given me so much since day one. It’s an immense joy to get to another final.

“The boys give everything, this game is the result of our work, experience, tactical wisdom, and knowing how to stay in matches. It’s an incredible team.”

Mourinho also paid tribute to the Roma fans for their support over the campaign. With refueled energy and excitement, he has called on them to come out in full force once again as his team prepares to tackle Salernitana in Serie A on Monday.

Roma are two points behind fifth-placed AC Milan and a further four off fourth-placed Lazio in sixth in the league standings.