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Mourinho’s Roma Win Europa Conference League to Make History

“This is a competition we believed we could win since the start,”

History was made last night as Roma defeated Dutch side Feyenoord 1-0 to win the Europa Conference League.

Jose Mourino has now won all European trophies having the won the UEFA Champions League with Porto and Inter Milan; the Europa League with Manchester United and now the Europa Conference League.

Mourinho becomes the first manager to win all three major European competitions after making it five wins in five European finals.

“Football is about winning and Mourinho wins,” said former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves on BT Sport.

“He’s a serial winner and he has brought this Roma team to life.”

Roma's players celebrate winning the Europa Conference League final

Jose Mourinho’s first season in charge of the Italians ended with a trophy after Nicolo Zaniolo chested down Gianluca Mancini’s lofted pass before beating goalkeeper Justin Bijlow with a clever flick.

Mourinho, who has won the Champions League, Europa League and the Uefa Cup, is the first manager to win all of Uefa’s major European trophies.

The Portuguese was criticised after Roma were embarrassed 6-1 in Norway by Bodo/Glimt in the group stage last October.

But this win continued the former Chelsea and Manchester United manager’s perfect record in European finals, having now overseen five wins in five finals.

“This is a competition we believed we could win since the start,” Mourinho Sky Sport Italia.

“I knew the moment I arrived what it meant to the people. They had been waiting for something like this. This was not work tonight, this was history. We had to write history. We wrote it.”

Feyenoord, whose campaign started in the qualifying rounds back in July, were denied an equaliser when Rui Patricio tipped Tyrell Malacia’s attempt on to the bar soon after Mancini inadvertently hit his own post while trying to make a clearance.

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