Mourinho's arrival in Rome was done as the Friedkins wished: silently and suddenly. After a disappointing season and having made the farewell to Paulo Fonseca official, the new owners of Roma hit the table enormously for Calcio. With the Special One they warn all their opponents: they will no longer be content with the places in Europe. Do you want something else.
Absolutely no media from Bel Paese knew anything about the negotiation with the Portuguese. This morning, for example, 'La Gazzetta dello Sport'published on its cover the imminent arrival of Maurizio Sarri to the giallorosso club, a negotiation that had been in the news for weeks and that has disappeared this afternoon. Tiago Pinto, the sports director of the giallorossi explained it: “As soon as José gave us his availability, we immediately took the opportunity to speak to one of the greatest coaches of all time. “
The new manager was the key man in an operation that is already having its positive effects for the club. The club has exploded on the stock market: after the announcement, its shares rose as much as 26.33%. At the media level, the bombing was worldwide and, obviously, it occupied the web covers of all the Bel Paese media, sports and generalists. “Clamorous” was the adjective used by Gazzetta, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
The pink newspaper defined the news “a bolt from the sky”, And the director of the Corriere, Ivan Zazzaroni, described what happened:”Nobody could imagine it, all roads led to Sarri. But the Friedkins in London, a week ago, saw people very close to Mourinho, they started a secret negotiation. In two days they accelerated and closed the operation, the biggest surprise of the year in Italy. The coach who made us write the most is back, it's great news for everyone ”.
The Roma tifosi, meanwhile, went from depression due to their gray end of year, to disbelief at Mou's tweet and to euphoria. The ‘daje’ (“let's go”, in the Roman dialect) that the ex-Madridista used has already conquered them. In 2009, when he arrived at Inter, he did something similar. He said, “I'm not a 'pirla”, using a Milanese term that means fool. Everyone knows how that story ended.
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