Ryanair aim dig at Jose Mourinho following Roma unveiling

Ryanair aimed a dig at Jose Mourinho on social media after he was announced as the new Roma head coach yesterday.

Mourinho will take charge of the Italian club from the beginning of the 2021/22 season, with the current incumbent Paulo Fonseca leaving at the end of this campaign.

The two-time Champions League winner departed Tottenham Hotspur two weeks ago, after 17 months in charge.

At the time of the announcement, Spurs were seventh in the Premier League and five points behind the Champions League places.

They were due to contest the League Cup final the following weekend – which they would lose.

His appointment as Roma head coach means the 57-year-old will be heading to Italy for the second time in his illustrious managerial career, having won the Champions League and two Serie A titles, as well as the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana during his spell with Inter Milan between 2008 and 2010.

Following the news of Mourinho’s latest career move, Ryanair aimed at a dig at the Portuguese boss on social media, referencing the fact that he did not win a trophy with Spurs.

They wrote: “Jose will be happy to know that we currently fly London to Rome from only £14.99.

“Due to his lack of trophies at Spurs, we expect a carry-on bag will suffice for this trip.”

Mourinho’s return to Italy

The news of Mourinho’s appointment came as a relative surprise, with ex-Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri having been the favourite for the job in recent weeks.

In fact, the 57-year-old told The Times in an interview published on Saturday that a return to football next season might be “premature”.

He now will arrive in Rome for the beginning of next season looking to add to his haul of 25 trophies amassed throughout his managerial career.

In a statement on Roma’s official website, Mourinho said: “After meetings with the ownership and Tiago Pinto [Roma general manager], I immediately understood the full extent of their ambitions for AS Roma.

“It is the same ambition and drive that has always motivated me and together we want to build a winning project over the upcoming years.

“The incredible passion of the Roma fans convinced me to accept the job and I cannot wait to start next season.”

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