Jose Mourinho serenaded by Inter Milan fans during return to San Siro with Roma… but he was not given a warm welcome on the pitch as his side were beaten by the Serie A leaders
Jose Mourinho was serenaded by Inter Milan supporters as he returned to San Siro in a defeat for his Roma side.
The Portuguese boss spent two years in charge of I Nerazzurri, winning Serie A in his first season before completing the treble – the league title, Coppa Italia and Champions League – in his second campaign.
He has previously described Inter as his ‘home’ and it seems that the affection is mutual, with home fans chanting Mourinho’s name in the second half of Saturday night’s match.
Jose Mourinho acknowledges the Inter Milan fans as they serenade him on his San Siro return
The 59-year-old held up his hand to acknowledge the supporters and looked visibly emotional on the touchline.
On the pitch, Roma were outclassed by Inter who moved back to the top of Serie A with a 3-1 victory.
Goals from Denzel Dumfries, Marcelo Brozovic and Lautaro Martinez put Simone Inzaghi’s side into a commanding position inside 52 minutes before Henrikh Mkhitaryan netted a late consolation.
The Portuguese manager won the treble during his two seasons in charge of I Nerazzurri
Inter moved back to the top of Serie A with a comfortable 3-1 win over Mourinho’s Roma side
It was a blow for Mourinho’s team, who remain fifth in the table as they battle for Champions League football next season. They are five points behind fourth-place Juventus who have a game in hand.
‘I love Inter, Inter love me, but I want to win every match,’ Mourinho told DAZN afterwards.
‘Obviously, we no longer have to play Inter, Milan or Napoli, so now I can say I’d like Inter to win the Scudetto. I couldn’t say that before, as this is my work and we are paid to win.’
Mourinho says that he wants Inter to beat rivals AC Milan to the Serie A title this season