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Brian Kerr hits out at Jose Mourinho’s Roma celebrations after the Conference League final

Brian Kerr Jose Mourinho

Brian Kerr was not impressed.

Brian Kerr hit out at Jose Mourinho‘s celebrations, following Roma’s Uefa Conference League final win against Dutch side Feyenoord in Tirana.

Mourinho’s side were outplayed by Feyenoord for the most part, but they crucially scored the only goal of the game to ensure they would be leaving Albania with the inaugural European trophy.

The win was Mourinho’s fifth in European competition, as he maintained his perfect record of five wins out of five in European finals.

“The manager should not be claiming the glory that he won competitions. The team wins them..”

But Kerr was less than impressed with the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss after ‘his’ latest title win, when speaking on Virgin Media Sport after the game.

“It shows why he has lost respect as one of the top coaches in the game,” he began. “He’s almost considered as an also ran now, and that’s why with his type of football.

“He was considered as an innovative coach when he came to Chelsea after having great success at Porto. At Inter Milan he won three trophies in one year after not winning anything for years.

“It was almost anti-football. The goalkeeper got the ball and kicked it as high as he could to Tammy Abraham, and if any of the back three had the ball, they just booted it forward.

“There was no constructive football or combination plays..

“Of course finals are for winning, and he’s telling people that. His lack of humility is also why people look at him and go.. The players won those five cups.

“The manager picks the team and puts a bit of a shape around it, but at times they were shapeless. They got away with it against a side who are inferior..

“The manager should not be claiming the glory that he won competitions. The team wins them.”

AS Roma.

While Kerr may be unhappy with the football he watched, it is unlikely that Mourinho will care too much having won yet another European title.

Winning 1-0, the Italian giants scored the only goal of the game through Nicolo Zaniolo in the 32nd minute. Goalkeeper Rui Patricio was also called into action on a number of occasions, forced to deny Feyenoord with several impressive displays.

Roma’s win sets them up nicely for next season, after claiming a sixth placed league finish in Serie A this season, after missing out on the Europa League entirely last year.

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