Now he’s really parking the bus: Jose Mourinho goes viral as hilarious video of Roma boss driving ahead of open-air parade celebrating Europa League glory emerges – and he leaves the goalkeeping coach goal behind him!
- Roma beat Feyenoord on Wednesday to win the inaugural Europa Conference League
- They celebrated in style with a bus parade, which was attended by thousands of supporters
- Jose Mourinho was all smiles ahead of the parade as he took the wheel
- He almost fell, before stopping, having left behind his goalkeeper coach
Video appearing to show Jose Mourinho parking the bus ahead of Roma’s open-air celebration parade.
The Serie A side lifted the Europa Conference League, their first trophy in 14 years, on Wednesday after beating Feyenoord 1-0 thanks to Nicolo Zaniolo’s 32nd-minute goal.
Wild celebrations followed on Thursday as Roma paraded the trophy through the city in front of thousands of supporters.
Roma boss Jose Mourinho took the wheel momentarily ahead of the open-top bus parade
Mourinho was in good spirits before the parade even started as he momentarily drove the bus, and a number of his players could be heard cheering him on.
He nearly crashed the bus before finally pulling over, having left the team’s goalkeeping coach Nuno Santos behind.
Mourinho developed a reputation for ‘parking the bus’ in games due to the defensive tactics he employed throughout his time on the touchline.
Roma posted a video on their Twitter account with the bus passing the famous Colosseum, with Mourinho waving to the fans with a huge smile on his face and putting his hand to his heart.
As reported by Corriere dello Sport Mourinho was also seen singing with Roma supporters.
Giallorossi fans started chanting ‘He who doesn’t jump supports Lazio’ and Mourinho was seen singing.
Mourinho was all smiles as Roma celebrated Europa Conference League glory with their fans
There were incredible scenes in Rome to score the club’s first trophy in 14 years
Mourinho, who joined Roma last July, was celebrating the fifth European trophy in his storied managerial career.
At Porto, he won a UEFA Cup and a Champions League. He also won the first European competition at Inter in 2010, then the Europa League during this period at Manchester United.
The trophy guarantees that he has won at least one trophy at every club except Tottenham since his time at Porto.
The parade ended with a stage presentation where the trophy was presented to the fans in attendance.