José Mourinho enjoyed a resounding 10-0 victory this Thursday in his first game at the helm of his new club AS Roma.
Roma hosted Serie D Montecatini at the club’s training ground for a preseason friendly where Mourinho’s team got off to a perfect start.
Borja Mayoral scored a hat trick and goals from Carles Pérez, Gianluca Mancini, Riccardo Calafiori, Nicolo Zaniolo, Nicola Zalewski, Amadou Diawara and an own goal from Santi completed the 10-0 win.
After the match, Montecatini posted on Facebook: “We left Roma and Trigoria at the end of a wonderful and unforgettable day for which we thank AS Roma for their hospitality.”
Mourinho is back in Italian soccer for the second time in his career after leading Inter Milan to a historic Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League treble in 2010.
The Portuguese is Roma’s first manager under the new ownership of the Friedkin family of the United States.
Mourinho is looking to revive his career at Roma after being sacked by Premier League clubs Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in 2018 and 2019 respectively.
During his first press conference as Roma coach, Mourinho rejected claims that his spells at United and Spurs had been a “disaster”.
Mourinho will look for another impressive result when Roma take on Ternana in Serie B on Sunday.