Thousands of fans gathered to celebrate Roma’s first European trophy in 60 years as the club marked their historic victory with a bus parade.
Roma clinched the inaugural Europa Conference League on Wednesday with a 1-0 victory over Dutch side Feyenoord, thanks to a Nicolo Zaniolo goal.
There were magical scenes in the city of Rome on Thursday as fans gathered to greet their heroes and manager Jose Mourinho was in a great mood as he took in the special moment as the bus roamed the city’s streets.
There was incredible scenes in Rome to mark the club’s Europa Conference League victory
Roma published a video on their Twitter account with the bus going past the famous Colosseum, with Mourinho waving to fans with a massive grin on his face and put his hand over his heart.
As reported by Corriere dello SportMourinho was also seen singing along with Roma supporters.
Giallorossi fans started a chant of ‘Whoever doesn’t jump supports Lazio’ and Mourinho was seen singing along.
Jose Mourinho was seen enjoying the bus parade as it went around the famous Colosseum
He waved to supporters and also joined in with their chants along with his players
Mourinho, who joined Roma last July, was celebrating the fifth European trophy of his legendary managerial career.
At Porto, I have won a UEFA Cup and Champions League. He also won Europe’s premier competition at Inter in 2010 and then the Europa League during this time at Manchester United.
The trophy ensures that he has won at least one trophy at every club since his time at Porto.
Tammy Abraham was in jovial spirits as he showed off the Europa Conference League trophy
Thousands of fans were in the streets of Rome to greet their heroes during the parade
Roma’s bus was given a police escort and the players seemed to be in a jubilant mood with a number of them seen dancing to music blasting out in the streets.
Goalscorer Zaniolo was among a number of players who took their took their t-shirts off and threw them into the crowd.
English stars Chris Smalling and Tammy Abraham were seen to be enjoying themselves as they were pictured on the bus with wide smiles on their faces after winning their first trophies for the club.
The parade ended with a stage presentation where the trophy was displayed to the fans in attendance.
Portuguese boss Mourinho broke down in tears after securing the continental title, and was mobbed by his joyous stars, who sprayed him with water, danced around and sung ‘campiones, campiones, olé, olé, olé’.
Lorenzo Pellegrini holds a Roma scarf aloft as he takes in the scenes during the bus parade
Roma fans let off flares during the parade which finished with a stage presentation
After the game, Mourinho told Sky Sports Italia: ‘There are so many things going through my head. So many things at the same time. I’ve been at Roma for 11 months, I realized the moment I arrived what it mean, they were waiting for this. As I told the lads in the locker room in Turin, we did what we needed to do.
‘This was not working tonight, this was history. We had to write history. We wrote it. The Conference League is a competition that we had the sensation from the start we could win, but it got a stronger competition when the Europa League teams came in, Leicester City, Olympique Marseille and Feyenoord. We put so much into this.
The victory over Feyenoord sealed Roma’s first European trophy victory in 60 years
‘Now I am staying, there are no doubts. Even if some rumors emerge, I only want to remain at Rome.
‘We must understand what our owners, who are fantastic people, want to do next season, we can build a really strong project with honest professionals.
‘Of course I feel like a Romanista… I am a fan of Porto, Inter, Chelsea, I am crazy about Real Madrid, I am now a Roma fan, I belong to all those clubs because we had these moments together. Tonight, with all due respect for all the clubs I worked for before, I am 100 per cent Romanista, because these fans are truly incredible.’